Visitors to Manchester will soon see a little more glamor when they enter the city from Granite Street. By early November, the central medians along this gateway entrance into downtown will be sparkling with champagne lights in every tree.
Twenty local businesses funded this public beautification project, aptly called “Light Up the Gateway”. An initiative of Intown Manchester, the project entailed connecting power to the medians, through underground conduits, from two power boxes on the corners across the street. A team from Demand Electric installed the power for us.
Then the Manchester Parks Department dug trenches along each landscaped median and laid the conduits through which the wiring will run. Lighting is scheduled to be installed later this month.
A striking sign, designed and manufactured by Scott Aubertin of First Sign, was recently installed on the northeast corner of Granite and Commercial Street, acknowledging the generosity of our twenty business sponsors .