CDOT to Double Street Lighting
Chicago (September 8, 2021) – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that it is in the process of upgrading the city’s lighting system as part of the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP). Plans call for improved lighting on 279 blocks in 2021, up from an average of 135 blocks in recent years. The new lighting will improve visibility, which can lower the number of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.
In addition to increased safety and visibility, the new lighting will save taxpayer money. The new lights use efficient LED bulbs, which use half the electricity of incandescent bulbs and last up to three times longer. Along with upgrading existing lighting fixtures, CDOT expects to install new poles and wiring on 175 residential blocks and on more than 100 blocks on arterial streets. Source: CDOT