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Old 05-24-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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has anyone noticed they've started installing LED freeway lights on 675 and 75? that's encouraging.
That's awesome. It's about time!

Hell, even Detroit has had LED freeway lighting for YEARS!
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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has anyone noticed they've started installing LED freeway lights on 675 and 75? that's encouraging.


Yes, I have noticed... I think a lot of them are being installed as a part of the new Tolling System on 75 and 675 on the Southside. The question is will they Stay on??? We have Ton of lights on our Metro Freeways that are already in place, some that were installed just with in the past few years and they are already out in Mile stretches... Georgia does a horrible job at maintaining lights on its urban Freeways.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yes, I have noticed... I think a lot of them are being installed as a part of the new Tolling System on 75 and 675 on the Southside. The question is will they Stay on??? We have Ton of lights on our Metro Freeways that are already in place, some that were installed just with in the past few years and they are already out in Mile stretches... Georgia does a horrible job at maintaining lights on its urban Freeways.
GDTO will install them, but cities or counties are to pay to maintain and power usage.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Drove my daughter to the airport yesterday and got a reminder that you can hardly see the lane lines on I-75S in broad daylight because they are so faded. It is a true hazard at night. Is it my imagination or is it an increasing problem that they just are not painting the lane lines? It is almost as bad on some of the surface streets in Cobb County.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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Yes, I have noticed... I think a lot of them are being installed as a part of the new Tolling System on 75 and 675 on the Southside. The question is will they Stay on??? We have Ton of lights on our Metro Freeways that are already in place, some that were installed just with in the past few years and they are already out in Mile stretches... Georgia does a horrible job at maintaining lights on its urban Freeways.
well, after the first year or so when the defective ones show up, LED fixtures are designed to last 15-20 years and don't need bulb replacements, so that part won't be an issue anymore. but like you pointed out, they can't even keep the damn power bills paid!
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes, I have noticed... I think a lot of them are being installed as a part of the new Tolling System on 75 and 675 on the Southside. The question is will they Stay on??? We have Ton of lights on our Metro Freeways that are already in place, some that were installed just with in the past few years and they are already out in Mile stretches... Georgia does a horrible job at maintaining lights on its urban Freeways.
I agree that in general they do a horrible job of keeping the lights on. However if the lights are part of the HOT lanes the record is much better - the lights on 85 in Gwinnett have stayed on the entire time since they were put in.
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