Route 5 from Albany, through Colonie to Schenectady, where it becomes State Street, is one of the Capital Region's most dangerous roads for pedestrians.

And now, that stretch of road will get brighter with more energy-efficient lighting as part of a research project.

The energy-saving LED lighting will be installed between Wolf Road and Reber Street in Colonie.

The light level is expected to increase by about 35 to 40 percent.

Plus, the new lights could save the village and town of Colonie energy, too!  Approximately 30,000 kilowatt hours annually!  Reducing energy costs by some $4,500 a year!

The Lighting Research Center will collaborate with National Grid, DOT, the engineering firm Creighton Manning, the town and village of Colonie, the Capital District Transportation Committee and the University Transportation Research Center to complete the Central Avenue project, which is being managed by NYSERDA and DOT and will cost around $300,000.

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