Nearly 45 percent of surveyed Detroit lights not working

October 23, 2013

WJBK Fox Detroit

Posted: Oct 22, 2013 1:40 PM EDT  Updated: Oct 22, 2013 1:40 PM EDT

Nearly 45 percent of surveyed Detroit lights not working

The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) of Detroit performed a block-by-block review of street lights in two Detroit neighborhoods and found nearly 45 percent of the street lights in those two areas of the city that are not working.

A total of 4,939 lights were surveyed in the two areas, with 2,211, 44.8 percent, not working. The east side of an area with boundaries of Eight Mile, Kelly Rd., Hoover and Houston Whittier, has a total of has a total of 3,194 lights, with 1,777 lights working and 1,417 not working.

The west side demonstration project, with boundaries of McNichols on the north, Southfield Rd. on the east, Fenkell on the south and Telegraph on the west, with a small extension in the Five Points area of the city south of McNichols and west of Telegraph, has a total of 1,745 lights.

Information from the review will be used to design new street lighting for both areas. Construction and installation of the new lights will begin in early November.