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DTE Energy to upgrade street lighting in Port Huron

DETROIT – DTE Energy is continuing its street light improvement program in its Southeast Michigan service area with system upgrades in Port Huron.

The work is part of DTE Energy’s $3.4 million investment this year to improve street lighting service in many communities this year. The Port Huron project work, to start in early April, will be completed by the end of June.

The streets where light replacement is scheduled are:

  • Pine Grove Avenue between Elmwood Street and north of Sanborn Street
  • Pine Grove between Church and Simpson streets
  • Sanborn between Pine Grove and 12th Avenue
  • Garfield between 14th Avenue and Pine Grove
  • Hancock between 14th Avenue and Pine Grove

DTE Energy will upgrade the older street lights that are energized by “series circuits.” These streetlights pose problems because when one light goes out, other lights on the circuit can be affected.  The upgrades will ensure that when there is a problem with one street light, other lights on the circuit will continue to operate.

To complete each phase of the project safely, DTE Energy will shut off power to impacted street lighting circuits for 30 to 40 days.  Signs will be posted on street lights that are affected by the upgrade work, and door hangers will be left at area homes and businesses to notify them that work is being done.

As work on each circuit is completed, street lights will be restored as quickly as possible to lessen the impact on the community.

DTE Energy workers will not need access to homes, but some digging may be necessary in DTE’s rights-of-way. Anyone with questions regarding the project may contact DTE Energy’s Community Lighting department at (800) 548-4655 or visit dteenergy.com/lights for project status updates.

For further information, members of the media may call:

Scott Simons, DTE Energy, (313) 235-5555