The Transportation Engineering Department will again during Daylight Savings Time turn off streetlights along several county roadway corridors, a program that was initiated in 2009 to save taxpayer dollars. Through this program last year, the county realized electrical energy cost savings of $96,000.00. Over the past three years of the program, the county did not experience any noticeable increase in traffic related incidents while the streetlights were out of service nor any increase in electrical component failures after the streetlights were restored to a normal operational configuration.
Starting the week of April 30, streetlights along the major corridors listed below, with the exception of intersections and commercial driveways, will be turned off for the duration of the Daylight Savings Time period.
1. Immokalee Road from Collier Blvd. to 43rd Avenue – 245 of 348 streetlights to be turned off
2. Collier Blvd. from Immokalee Road to Golden Gate Blvd. – 84 of 119 streetlights to be turned off
3. Collier Blvd. from Davis Blvd. to US 41 – 190 of 230 streetlights to be turned off
4. Vanderbilt Beach Road from Vineyards Blvd. to Collier Blvd. – 106 of 178 streetlights to be turned off
5. Rattlesnake Hammock Road from Polly Avenue to Collier Blvd. – 54 of 80 streetlights to be turned off
6. Livingston Road from Radio Road to the Lee County line – 447 of 531 streetlights to be turned off
7. Logan Blvd. from Immokalee Road to Vanderbilt Beach Road – 62 of 70 Streetlights to be turned off
8. Santa Barbara from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Davis Blvd. – 60 of 80 street lights to be turned off
The county plans to return the streetlights to normal operation prior to Oct. 31.
For further information contact the Growth Management Division at 239-252-8192 or by e-mail at email@example.com.