Detroit street lights
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.
Things are about to get a whole lot brighter in one east side Detroit neighborhood.
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.
New street lights are coming to an east side Detroit neighborhood.
It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.
The tedious task of auditing Detroit’s much-maligned street lighting grid is officially underway in a couple of neighborhoods.
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.
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.