DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) says Detroit is getting a $400,000 grant to upgrade street lights in six areas of the city.

The state and city will partner with DTE Energy to replace aging street lights with energy-efficient LED lighting in the project areas.

The grant money will be used to purchase approximately 580 LED lights to replace the older mercury vapor lights.

Mayor Dave Bing has made improved street lighting a top priority of his administration. He says the city should realize an energy savings of roughly 60 percent in the project areas.

The six project areas include: Telegraph Road from Fullerton to Eight Mile Road; Fullerton from Ewald Circle to Schaeffer; Greenfield from Paul to Eight Mile; Hamilton, Fairway and Curtis between McNichols and Seven Mile; 14th Street from Grand Blvd. to Lawrence; and Waterman from North Lafayette to West Vernor, Dix west of Vernor to Woodmere, and Woodmere from Dix to Vernor.


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