Colorful LED Lighting in Downtown Evansville will Reconnect the City and Increase Safety
I don't do a lot of driving at night, but it is technically still nighttime when I arrive at work in Downtown Evansville. I think that it is so neat to see the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse lit with different colors, sometimes in support of something happening. Honestly, I can use all of the extra light that I can get when it comes to driving in the dark.
Let There Be Light
Along the same lines as the lights that shine on the courthouse, it looks like we will soon have bright LED lights in some of the underpasses of the Lloyd Expressway. Last August The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District tested a new LED light display under the Lloyd Expressway and Main Street.
Lighting could be programmed to celebrate holidays, support events at nearby facilities, as well as coordinate with existing color-changing lights along Main Street, on Bally’s Evansville and the Old Court House. Most importantly, the lighting would create a link between Downtown and Jacobsville that was severed nearly four decades ago by the design of the Lloyd Expressway. Look for updates as the EID secures funding for the project in the future.
The Downtown EID has officially put in a proposal for bids to work on the lighting project. They will accept bids through May 3, 2023.