Shell Martinez Refinery workers have been busy all week installing new holiday lights along lights poles on Main Street. Shell is collaborating with Main Street Martinez to install the lights, and splitting the $16,000 cost.
The lights will replace the ones that were installed several years ago in the trees along Main Street. Those lights were broken as the trees grew and changed shape, and some of the lights were vandalized.
The new LED lights are very efficient, said a Shell spokesman Monday, and will use very little power. They will be up all year to lend a festive atmosphere to Main Street.