Ansonia Adorned With Stately Street Lamps

Ansonia’s Main Street is being lined with old-style lamp posts thanks to two state grants.

A contractor working for United Illuminating is in the process of installing 27 lamp posts.

Twenty-four lights are going on Main Street. Three will be put on Kingston Drive to replace old damaged posts already there.

The new posts are like the ones in Veterans’ Park, next to Ansonia City Hall (see photo).

The lamps’ design call out to the city’s industrial heritage, said Eileen Krugel, Ansonia’s grant writer.

“We’re proud that industry brought our ancestors here to Ansonia for jobs,” Krugel said.

Installation of the lamps started over the summer. It involves underground wiring, planting bases, then mounting the poles. Officials hope to have them up and running by the end of the autumn.

Each lamp post comes equipped with a spot to hang flags and an outlet at the stop to plug in items such as holiday decorations.

Ansonia secured two grants totaling $175,000 from the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development for the project.

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