DTE has restarted replacing all street lights in the City of Taylor with LED versions, changing out the old high-pressure sodium fixtures. This continues the program and enhances the efforts that the company and the City have already had in place for several years.
Not only does the lighting improve (see images), but it is also extremely cost effective. There are 1,077 fixtures DTE is scheduled to replace, at a cost of $403,745. But the savings amounts to $93,693 annually.
The program divides the city into four sections:
- Section 1: Inkster/ Van Born/ Telegraph/ Goddard
- Section 2: Telegraph/ Van Born/ Pelham/ Goddard
- Section 3: Inkster/ Pennsylvania/ Telegraph/ Goddard
- Section 4: Telegraph/ Pennsylvania/ Allen/ Goddard
Section 1, 2 and 3 are currently undergoing the changeover. Section 4 is on hold pending ongoing discussions with Wayne County with renovations along Eureka Road.
DTE has two crews on the job in Taylor: One started in Section 3 and the other crew is rotating into smaller pockets in the community.