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New LED lights illuminate both sides of I-94 west of Cadieux.  Just two weeks ago all of the lights were out after being sabotaged by copper thieves. (WWJ/Scott Lewis)

Scott Lewis: Voilá! New LED Freeway Lights Darkened By Copper Thieves Are Back On

Less than two weeks after my report detailing how copper thieves had sabotaged a $3.2 million dollar LED lighting project on I-94, most of the lights are already back on.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

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

(credit: JENS-ULRICH KOCH/AFP/Getty Images) FILE

Hit A Massive Pothole? File A Claim With MDOT

MDOT is reminding drivers that they can file claims for potential reimbursement if their vehicles have been victimized by potholes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2014

Road Commissions Looking To Lawmakers For Extra Cash

Some local communities say they’re running out of cash to clear the roads. So, will the state offer any help?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

(WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart)

MDOT Won’t Lift Hazardous Materials Ban On Ambassador Bridge

By law, such material must ferried across the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2014

University Drive Bridge Deemed Unsafe, Will Close For Repair

Auburn Hills Lieutenant Ryan Gagnon says alternate routes will need to be taken while repair work begins.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2014

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After Millions Spent On Repairs, I-94 Is Dark Again Thanks To Copper Thieves

Copper thieves are at it again in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

Amtrak train - file photo. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Amtrak Prepares To Start Track Improvements

More than 30 miles of new track will be installed in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

Robert Matthew Doyle (Credit: Michigan State Police)

Detroit Man Caught Stealing Copper From Light Poles

An alleged copper thief is behind bars after he was caught in the act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2013

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Restaurants At Rest Stops? MDOT Puts Out Feelers

Michigan is interested in possibly commercializing a couple of rest areas along a major highway in the northern part of the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2013

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