City reveals first 25 locations to get new street lights


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis streets are about to get a little brighter at night.

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the location of 25 new street light installations Wednesday as part of “Operation Night Light,” a project that will address the need for street lights in Indianapolis communities.

Phase one calls for the addition of 100 new lights. The city also performed a comprehensive study of Indy street lights with help from Indianapolis Power & Light.

Over the past 60 days, the Department of Public Works has worked with Hogsett, community development planners and public safety officials to analyze requests from Indianapolis residents concerning street lights. The city also looked at IMPD focus areas, traffic patterns and accident reports to identify areas most in need.

IPL will work to install the first new lights over the next several months. The utility will inspect 75 more locations to add lights later.

Hogsett signed an executive order bringing an end to the city’s 35-year moratorium on new, city-funded streetlights. The city said three factors were considered to prioritize the lights: community growth, neighborhood requests and public safety.

The Mayors Action Center is accepting requests for new streetlights. To make a request, call (317) 327-4MAC, Monday through Friday 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Here are the locations for the first 25 lights:

Street lights map

  • Nowland Avenue – Parker Avenue to Oakland Avenue
  • 850 N. LaSalle St.
  • 612 N. LaSalle St. – between North Street and St. Clair Street
  • 5890 W. Vermont St.—at the dead end
  • 1223 N. Temple Ave
  • 2026 Sugar Grove Ave.
  • 1041 W. 28th St.
  • 10102 E. 42nd St.
  • 3718 N. Bancroft St.
  • 2323 Columbia Ave.
  • 10th and Tecumseh streets (south jog)
  • 2817 N. Denny St.
  • 4000 N. Eastern – between 40th Street and Millersville Road
  • 5947 Staughton Dr.
  • 838 W. 25th St.
  • 2422 St. Paul St.
  • 2240 S. Villa Ave.
  • 1200 Edgewood Dr. – between 11th Street and 13th Street
  • 925 N. Kealing Ave.
  • 2227 W. 14th St.
  • 3905 Miller Dr.
  • 832 Carlyle Pl. – between 9th Street and St. Joseph Street
  • 1040 W. 26th St.
  • 3850 N. Franklin Road
  • 8801 Bel Air Dr.

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