High pressure sodium street light installed in Abbotsford

Marshall Extension Road will be lit up with new street light

Workers install a new high pressure sodium light on Marshall Road. In the bucket is PLT Chris Smith

Workers install a new high pressure sodium light on Marshall Road. In the bucket is PLT Chris Smith

BC Hydro crews installed a new high pressure sodium street light on Marshall Extension Road in Abbotsford last Friday.

The four-man crew required for the installation included a power line technician (PLT) sub-foreman, one PLT and two apprentice PLTs. It took crews an hour to get the new light up, pull a new line over to the transformer on an adjacent pole, set up a guy wire and test the light.

The new light was ordered by the city of Abbotsford to improve visibility on a part of the road that did not have an existing street light.