CDOT oversees all traffic signals, street, alley and viaduct lights, and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all street signs.
The Division of Electrical Operations maintains nearly 300,000 street and alley lights and more than 3,000 signalized traffic intersections. They also handle other high-priority and emergency requests, like downed power wires and damaged or fallen poles.
Each year, CDOT handles tens of thousands of reports from Chicagoans about street and alley lights out. Most of them are completed within a few days to a week. CDOT prioritizes all-block outages before addressing single streetlight and alley light outages.
Streetlight repairs are done equally across the entire city. No one area is prioritized over another. CDOT takes streetlight issues seriously, and uses many resources to provide repairs as quickly as possible. We encourage citizens to continue to call 311 to report streetlight issues.
|Jul 29, 2016||Nighttime Partial Closure of Lake Shore Drive to Work on Navy Pier Flyover 8/1/16 -8/12/16|
|Jul 29, 2016||92nd Street Bascule Bridge will be Closed to Southbound Traffic through mid-November|
|Apr 18, 2016||Mayor Emanuel Announces Initiative To Improve Quality And Reliability Of Chicago's Streetlights|
|Feb 16, 2016||Bridge Repairs Require Closure Of Chicago Ave. Bridge To Motor Vehicles From 9 AM To 5 PM For Next Three Days|
|Nov 23, 2015||Michigan Avenue Exit From Lake Shore Drive Closed Tuesday, November 24 From 9:30AM To 3:30 PM And From 10PM TO 5AM|
|Nov 17, 2015||New Traffic Safety Data Shows Injury Crashes Are Down Significantly In Child Safety Zones Included In City's Speed Enforcement Program|
|Nov 13, 2015||City Announces Progress in Red Light Camera Reform Efforts|