‘Operation Night Light’ set to brighten city streets

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Phase two of "Operation Night Light" kicks off Wednesday morning on Indy’s northeast side.

Twenty-four new LED lights will be installed along Shadeland Avenue between 75th and 82nd streets to brighten some of the city’s darkest areas.  These lights are the first of up to 4,000 new streetlights that will be installed around the city through 2025.

“It's a public safety issue at its very core. There are people in neighborhoods in the city of Indianapolis today who simply will not come outside after the sun goes down because the darkened streets make them afraid,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett.

Another part of operation Operation Nightlight includes the conversion of older lighting to LED.

The mayor estimates it will save the city about $800,000 a year and will take about three years to complete.

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