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Metro Detroiters Forced To Drive In The Dark: Detroit Agenda

Tuesday February 4, 2014




Motorists traveling along Metro Detroit’s freeway system at night are encountering something they might not expect in a major metropolitan area. Darkness along the roadway. Highway lights are out along stretches of I-94, I-96, I-75 and the Southfield Freeway.

Detroit residents have told city government they want better public lighting, but on the freeways it’s the Michigan Department of Transportation that’s responsible for fixing the problem.

Diane Cross is the spokesperson for M-DOT in southeast Michigan. She talked with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn about the reasons the lights are out.

WDET’s news team took to the streets to talk to hundreds of Detroiters about their neighborhoods – asking what they wanted for their communities – and what needs to change. Learn more about The Detroit Agenda here.