2019 Annual Report
The Public Lighting Authority has transformed Detroit’s public lighting infrastructure from an antiquated, dysfunctional system to a model operation that speaks to Detroit’s ongoing recovery.
Only a few years ago, nearly half of the city’s streetlights didn’t work and residents waited months, if not years, for a broken light to be repaired. Today, every neighborhood and commercial corridor is well lit, and we repair any malfunctioning lights within five days.
We invite you to explore our online Annual Report so you will have a complete overview of the tremendous progress we have made in this historic effort – the largest public lighting project underway anywhere in the nation. In 2019, we successfully identified a major issue with defective lights that were installed and got them replaced before they became a citywide problem.
We are proud that the Public Lighting Authority is playing such a major role in Detroit’s comeback.