Darkness Descends over the East Freeway

DARKNESS DESCENDS OVER THE EAST FREEWAY Hey, who turned out all the street lights along I-10 between the East Loop and Uvalde? Copper thieves! [Public Works spokesperson Alvin] Wright said a similar theft took place inside the loop, but this was the first time it had happened on such a large scale further east. In response, public works is considering replacing the copper wires with aluminum, and installing lock boxes to keep the copper conductors safe. Officials said they don’t know how long it will take to complete the repairs, which could eventually cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.” [KHOU.com]

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  • What happened to the cool lights that were on the bridges of the Southwest Fwy? They were there in the beginning and then they have never been replaced as they have burned out. I liked them sort of space city feeling.

  • Yeah, give us back our bridge lights.

    Any lights will do, they don’t have to be fancy, changing colors lights.