Lincoln Transportation and Utilities replaced 624 purple street lights in 90 days

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Transportation and Utilities have made progress in replacing around 1,500 malfunctioning street lights across the city.

In just 90 days, crews have replaced 624 of the defective purple lights, according to city officials.

“Our crews have been working diligently through the winter weather to replace the defective lights,” Liz Elliott, director of LTU, said in a press release.

Back in October, officials announced that crews would begin replacing the LED street lights, which were originally installed in 2019.

At the time, officials said that 40% of the malfunctioning lights had already been replaced.

The manufacturer is covering the replacement costs, according to a press release.

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