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These freeway lights are illuminated along I-94 in Detroit, even though it’s the middle of the day. When it gets dark out, many of the lights are off, leaving a lot of Detroiters scratching their heads. (Credit: Scott Lewis/CBS Detroit)

Detroit’s New LED Freeway Lights Off At Night, On During The Day

Last summer, MDOT spent $3.2 million on a project to install 330 new LED lights on a five-mile stretch of I-94. The problem is; the damn things don’t work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2014

A worker installs a new LED street light in Detroit. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Detroit Starts Installing New LED Street Lights

Things are about to get a whole lot brighter in one east side Detroit neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr holds a press conference to discuss federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes' ruling on Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy eligibility December 3, 2013. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Orr: Detroit’s Public Services Already Improving

Orr said 26,000 lights have been added or fixed, police are responding more quickly to 911 calls and efforts to clear vacant houses have stepped up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2013

Overhead Lines, LLC repair crew switches-out old, non-working street light and extension arm for new replacements.   (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

New Street Lights Installed In Detroit Neighborhood

New street lights are coming to an east side Detroit neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2013

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Detroit Bets On Uncertainty Of Woodward Rail, New Arena

It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

A surveyor uses a high-tech GPS to perform an audit of Detroit street lights. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Starts Pole-By-Pole Audit Of Street Lights

The tedious task of auditing Detroit’s much-maligned street lighting grid is officially underway in a couple of neighborhoods.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

A neighborhood street on Detroit's west side is left in the darkness. Officials say half of Detroit's 80,000 street lights are in disrepair. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Detroit To Conduct Block-by-Block Review Of Street Lights

Lighting is one of the biggest issues facing the city and starting this week, something will be done to see just how big the problem is.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2013

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Detroit City Council Voting On Street Light Fix

The city is hoping to contract with DTE Energy to fix 3,000 lights — and possibly as many as 5,000. Many of the repairs will be in neighborhoods that have few–if any–working street lights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011