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Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Unlit Street On Detroit’s East Side

Police say their initial investigation indicates that the driver just couldn’t see the pedestrian, a 57-year-old man.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2014

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

Detroit, 4 Other Cities In Line For Lighting Help

The White House says Detroit and four other cities will get technical assistance from the Energy Department to help improve municipal lighting and energy efficiency.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

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

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


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

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No Ruling Yet From Bankruptcy Judge On Detroit Street Light Deal

A ruling was supposed to be announced Wednesday regarding a deal to borrow $210 million to fix Detroit’s busted lights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2013

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

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

Left In The Dark: Copper Thieves Rob Detroit Freeways Of Light

The Michigan Department of Transportation says one-fifth of the lights along freeways in Metro Detroit aren’t working — and copper thieves are mainly to blame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2013