Detroit street lights
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.