String lights highlight a street in downtown Oklahoma City’s Bricktown. Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority plans to take the first step in a similar project for downtown Lawton in January. String lights highlight a street in downtown Oklahoma City’s Bricktown. Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority plans to take the first step in a similar project for downtown Lawton in January. Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority (LETA) is spearheading a project to change the lighting system downtown, converting what is now harsh LED lights on metal power poles to softer lights that will complement new (but old-fashioned) string lights. Ward 4 Councilman and LETA Chair Jay Burk said LETA didn’t meet its Christmas goal, but expects to complete the conversion of the 500 block of Southwest C Avenue in early 2020. The City of Lawton and Public Service Company of Oklahoma took the final steps in the plan earlier this month, agreeing to designate five metal light poles between Southwest 5th and Southwest 6th streets to the City of Lawton. While the original plan was to completely remove the lights and incorporate the poles into the string light system, today’s plan is to exchange the existing...