Mayor Mike Duggan and the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) will celebrate the completion of the installation of 65,000 LED streetlights across the city. Over three years of intense work, these new brighter, more energy efficient and more reliable lights have replaced a system that was antiquated and often out of service, with more than 40 percent of the street lights not working.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in a heated tent at the intersection of Riopelle and Atwater in downtown Detroit. Remarks begin at 4:30 p.m.
Here are the highlights:
65,000 lights installed in less than three years
Neighborhoods completed one year ahead of schedule
Project completed under budget
Mayor Mike Duggan
Dr. Lorna Thomas, M.D., chairwoman of the PLA board
Nicolette Carlone, CEO of the Public Lighting Authority
Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Kirk T. Steudle, P.E., Director, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council president
Trevor Lauer, President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Electric