Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Dimming of Route 100

The State Highway Administration is turning down the lights on Route 100 in HoCo. According to this story by Pete Pichaske in The Columbia Flier, “SHA has turned off some 75 lights along that 6-mile stretch of the roadway, about 20-25 percent of the lights.”

It’s being done to save money.

“Reduced lighting requires less energy and saves money that can be used for road maintenance,” SHA District Engineer Dave Coyne said. “With reflective line striping, well-lit signs and headlights from vehicles, some of the overhead lighting along Maryland 100 could potentially be eliminated.”

If the year long pilot program is successful it could be replicated in other parts of the state as well.
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