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Street lights transforming once dark, dangerous Tucson neighborhood
TUCSON, Ariz. - Things have been a little brighter in Midvale Park. Three months after street lights were installed on a very dark road, we check in with neighborhood officials to see how the new lights have improved the area.
Driving down Oak Tree Drive, a main road with street lights on just half of the street, was normal for Midvale Park residents for more than 13 years.
Joseph Miller remembers how dark it was.
"Oh, definitely," Miller said. "I was the UPS driver in this area. And I couldn't see nothing."
So does Carol Booty. She's lived in Midvale for more than 30 years. She didn't even want to walk around in her neighborhood.
"You always had to be on the lookout," Booty said. "If I wanted to walk up there, I always said I was going to, but I never would."
As the neighborhood association's president and vice president, Miller and Booty know the fight for the lights was a long one, going all the way back to 2005.