New street light plan for Detroit

(WXYZ) - On Wednesday night, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan presented a new street light plan to the city's Public Lighting Authority.

The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit board voted to use LED lamps, which are more energy efficient, as they rebuild the lighting system in the city. The board also voted to speed up the pace of neighborhood installation with the goal of completion within 18 months. 

The board is also requiring a light in the middle of a block that is more than 400 feet long. 

"Our mission is to provide Detroiters with an efficient, reliable street lighting system that they have been denied for far too long," Board Chair Dr. Lorna Thomas said in a press release.  "The plan the board has adopted today is a major step in moving the city in that direction.  The accelerated plan, combined with the fact that the new lights being installed are twice as bright as the old lights, will provide Detroiters with the lighting they deserve well into the future."

WATCH THE REPORT IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE. 

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