City Improvements: Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades
Chicago's Department of Transportation plans to retrofit all 270,000 street and alley lights in the city with energy efficient LED lights. Leading up to the project, the new lights have been installed at seven locations around the city and officials are asking the public for their comments about them.
Joining us with more about that and other projects undertaken by her department is Rebekah Scheinfeld, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Map: Where the city has set up demonstration lights. (Tip: Use the zoom button for street-level details.)
Dec. 13: Early next year around 270,000 streetlights in Chicago will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lights. Before the massive project begins, residents are being asked to give feedback on samples installed in seven neighborhoods.
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