Benton City is one of six small towns in the state of Washington to receive new, power-efficient LED street lights for free. Swapping out incandescent bulbs for LEDs is a pilot program of the state Transportation Improvement Board. Benton PUD will be replacing 119 of the lights and Benton Rural Electric Association will replace 11 of the street lights. Benton City also has 53 street lights and has contracted with Sun River Electric of Kennewick to replace those with the new LEDs.
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