No sign of dark spots

In the current year in Magnitogorsk conducted an unprecedented amount of work on the improvement of outdoor lighting systems. Employees of JSC "Gorelektroset" provide new supports and lamps problem areas of the city and nearby villages, as well as eliminate interruptions in the system of existing lines. 

Since the 50s of XX century in the city was under construction of residential neighborhoods, which still do not have a quarterly outdoor lighting. Initially, the projects did not provide for residential buildings, or there were no regulations on demand for lighting of adjacent areas and local passages.

According to the director of JSC "Gorelektrosetset" Alexander Kuzmin, today it is a big problem for Magnitogorsk citizens, especially in the autumn and early spring. In these seasons, citizens more often apply to the district administration of the city and the dispatch service of JSC "Gorelektrosetset" with complaints about the lack of street lighting on certain parts of the city. 

As noted by Alexander, the list of problem objects is compiled by authorized specialists based on complaints from citizens and raion administrations. Of course, it is impossible to satisfy all requests in one year, but no request is left without due attention. 

Mayor Sergey Berdnikov set a serious task: to ensure repair of existing and construction of new outdoor lighting facilities in all districts and streets of the city. At the same time, Sergei Nikolaevich is constantly monitoring the implementation of the work schedule.

For the first nine months of 2020 in Magnitogorsk mounted new lines of street lighting with a total length of 31 kilometers, and installed 800 lamps.  The following areas are connected to the city lighting system:

- three highways along Ecological, Bestuzheva, Shosseinaya Streets and the road to Novo-Savinka from Beloretskoye Highway;

- about 20 streets in Raduzhny and Priuralsky settlements;

- intra-quarter passages, playgrounds and sidewalks of many city blocks and neighborhoods along the streets: Oktyabrskaya 1, 3, 5, 5/1, 5/2, 7, 9; Embankment 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14; Chapayeva 19, 19/1, 21, 23; Oktyabrskaya 15, 17, 17/1, 19; Leningradskaya 3, 3/2, 3/1, 5, 5/1, 5/2; Industrial 24-26, Suvorova, 97 - Pravdy;  Herzen, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39; Kazakova, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10; Pervomayskaya, 17, 21, 25; Uralskaya, 56, 60, 62, 64; as well as along Karl Marx Avenue 22, 22a, 24, 30, 32, 34; 148/2-142-152-144-148.

By the end of the year, it is planned to carry out another 23 kilometers of lines and install 700 lamps on intra-quarter passages, playgrounds and sidewalks.  A detailed list of sites can be found in the attached document

Work was also carried out on the construction of new outdoor lighting facilities in the second (northern) part of the park near the monument "Back Front" and the section of the boulevard "Lights of Magnitogorsk" on Karl Marx Avenue from Boris Ruchev Street to Truda Street. 

Due to the expansion of the carriageways, an outdoor lighting system is being installed along Truda and Zelenaya Streets. It is also planned to build a line along the new highway along Michurin gardens on the western side of the "Gravity" park.

Work on lighting of quarters, streets and roads will be carried out in the coming years as well. The mayor keeps this task under control, and thanks to operative interaction of contractors and administration questions of modernization of illumination system, elimination of problem sites as a result of which Magnitogorsk becomes lighter, more comfortable and safer are solved.