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New Street Lights Coming To Detroit Neighborhood

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DETROIT (AP) - New streetlights are coming to an east side Detroit neighborhood.

The city's Public Lighting Authority will start building and installing the streetlights Friday morning near Gratiot and Eight Mile Road, a pilot area for the program.

It's part of a 3-year plan to fix or install streetlights across the city. Five Detroit residents make up the Authority board.

The Authority was expected to issue $160 million in bonds to pay for improvements to street lights in neighborhoods, along streets and freeways.

Fewer than half of Detroit's 88,000 streetlights are believed to work, resulting in complaints from residents and business owners. Entire blocks are left in the dark at night because overhead lights are blown or busted, or because the wiring has been ripped out of ground-level transformer boxes by thieves.

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