TRURO - Some new utility poles are going to be installed along a downtown Truro street.
Town council approved spending up to $50,000 as part of the project following a recommendation from the downtown revitalization committee. Nova Scotia Power will pick up 75 per cent of the estimated $200,000 project.
"We think it's a good deal," Mayor Bill Mills said.
"This is part of the downtown revitalization to clean up some of the wires on the poles."
As part of the work some wires that are not being used will be removed. Mills said some of those wires' outside covering is falling off.
The project will take about three months to complete and deals with poles in the downtown core.
The funds will come from the town's Prince Street re-development budget.
Mills said the committee had discussions with NSP about moving the poles to alleyways, but it would have required some expensive transformers being placed at the back of some buildings.
"The logistics of it just made it too expensive," Mills explained.
There was also discussion concerning burying the wires, but the expenses and issues around condensation made it not viable.