Streetlights that were turned off along major roadway corridors to assist with saving county tax dollars have now been turned on in preparation for the end of Daylight Savings Time. The Transportation Engineering Department of the Growth Management Division anticipates a savings of approximately $96,000 in electrical energy costs for the approximately six months when designated streetlights were turned off. This is the fourth consecutive year for this cost reducing measure. As with the four prior years’ restoration of the streetlights, 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.
Streetlights along the major corridors listed below, with the exception of intersections and commercial driveways, were turned off for the duration of the Daylight Savings Time period, starting the week of April 30.
- Immokalee Road from Collier Blvd. to 43rd Avenue – 245 of 348 streetlights turned off
- Collier Blvd. from Immokalee Road to Golden Gate Blvd. – 84 of 119 streetlights turned off
- Collier Blvd. from Davis Blvd. to US 41 – 190 of 230 streetlights turned off
- Vanderbilt Beach Road from Vineyards Blvd. to Collier Blvd. – 106 of 178 streetlights turned off
- Rattlesnake Hammock Road from Polly Avenue to Collier Blvd. – 54 of 80 streetlights turned off
- Livingston Road from Radio Road to the Lee County line – 447 of 531 streetlights turned off
- Logan Blvd. from Immokalee Road to Vanderbilt Beach Road – 62 of 70 Streetlights turned off
- Santa Barbara from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Davis Blvd. – 60 of 80 street lights turned off
For further information contact the Growth Management Division at 239-252-8192 or by e-mail at email@example.com.