Elk Grove neighborhoods could soon glow under LED light if leaders move ahead with a plan to replace traditional street lamps with the energy-saving technology, joining other cities that are switching to save money and electricity. It could go out to bid by early summer. Work would start around August and could be completed by year’s end. The city would work with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to retrofit 11,000 lights throughout the region’s second-largest city this fall. Sacramento is working with Siemens on plans to retrofit the city’s 35,000 street lights over the next five years, spending between $9 million and $10 million on the installations.
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