Committed to Safety

The Public Lighting Authority is committed to ensuring public safety for the people of Detroit. Because streetlights make driving and walking safer and can deter crime, repairing malfunctioning lights or downed poles is a top priority for the PLA. Unlike in the past, when repairs would often take years to be addressed, if at all, today the PLA’s average response time is in less than five days.  

Our contractors are also committed to practicing safety when servicing the city’s streetlights. If you notice a contractor not wearing a hard hat, operating a service vehicle without a seatbelt, speeding, or neglecting any other safety practices while on the job, please call us at (313)324-8290.

Important updates on the PLA’s Coronavirus protocols