Why does it take so long to fix High Voltage street lights?

Because the units are so old, they may fail immediately after being fixed, requiring additional repairs. Vandalism and anti-theft measures installed on city streetlights has also increase the repair time. A total of 7 electricians are responsible for troubleshooting, and repairing 11,035 streetlights in Modesto, as well as maintain:

  • Modesto traffic signals
  • School beacons
  • Crosswalk beacons and lighted crosswalks
  • Intersection beacons
  • ATMS – fiber, twisted pair
  • Airport lighting
  • Parking Lot/Garage lighting
  • City, Police, Fire, and Park facilities electrical systems
  • Traffic signals operated by Riverbank, and Stanislaus County

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1. Where can I report an outage?
2. Usually my lights are back on in a few hours or days. Why is this taking so long?
3. Why are High Voltage circuits failing?
4. Why doesn’t the City leave some of the lights on when a circuit fails?
5. What are high voltage circuits?
6. Why does it take so long to fix High Voltage street lights?
7. Will the new LED streetlights speed up the process of fixing them?
8. What is the cost of replacing the street lights?
9. Are the streetlights being replaced?