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Streetlights: Upgrades

Upgrades are primarily limited to designated “High Crime & Drug Use Areas” (contact your local police district for concurrence and processing).

Upgrades of overhead-fed Mercury Vapor (MV) streetlights to High Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPSV) may be considered on a case by case basis. For example, if a street has nine usable utility poles with four existing MV streetlights and we are proposing to install five new HPSV streetlights, we would consider installing new HPSV lights on all nine poles.

Requests for upgraded street lighting must be submitted to:

Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations
Traffic Engineering Design and Operations Section
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

To email click here
Telephone: 240-777-0311 
Fax: 240-777-2080



Traffic Engineering & Operations · Montgomery County Department of Transportation · 240-777-2190 · Fax: 240-777-6030 · 100 Edison Park Dr · 4th Floor · Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 ·
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