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Sevierville switches to LEDs for winter display

The city of Sevierville recently announced completion of an ongoing green event lighting project and dived right into a new greenway initiative.

Over the past several years, City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation staff has been replacing Winterfest display incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs. The transition will be complete this season, meaning all City Winterfest displays will be lighted with energy saving LED bulbs.

"The LED bulbs not only use significantly less electricity, they also last longer and emit light that is both brighter and more brilliant looking," said Parks and Recreation Director Bob Parker in a release.

As one project is finished, another is just getting started.

The city plans to begin construction the West Prong Greenway this October. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.

The project will begin near Paine Lake Estates, where the current greenway ends and extend along the river towards River Place Shopping Center, a length of approximately 2,000 feet, according to a release

Access to the shopping center will not be available from the greenway; however, additions to provide access to the shopping center are planned for 2011 or 2012, and also to add landscaping and lighting.
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