Improvements made to Duluth Lakewalk

By KBJR News 1

Improvements made to Duluth Lakewalk

June 5, 2014 Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 4:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- City maintenance crews were out making repairs to the Lakewalk in Duluth on Thursday.

Crews worked to seal cracks in the Canal Park part of the Lakewalk, while other city workers replaced some of the old Lakewalk lights with new LED lights.

City officials say the new lights are more energy efficient, saving the city money, and are also "night-sky" compliant.

"It's a place to go exercise and with better light they can see at night better. They are more comfortable with light, and it's going to be less cost on maintenance... coming out here and changing light bulbs all the time is quite expensive," said Rick Hanson, Duluth City Electrician.

Crews replaced 30 lights, and say they will replace more when the city provides more funding.