Some of you might feel like it's too dark when you exit the interstate. In this week's Get Answers 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet explains what held up the county from turning on the lights on Ocmulgee East Boulevard in Bibb County.
Ron sent in his question asking us why the street lights off of I-16 at exit 6 aren't turned on? He says they were installed over a year and a half ago and it's still dark by the exit and under the overpass.
13WMAZ spoke with Bibb County's Chief Engineer, Kenneth Sheets who said the light installation was part of a bigger construction project that ended in January of this year.
He says the Georgia Department of Transportation has a burning period where they inspect the lights for thirty days to make sure the installation was done correctly. He says once all of the bugs are out they turn the lights over to the county. It's then the county's job to establish an account with a service provider.
The lights on Ocumulgee East Boulevard are run by Georgia Power. When we spoke with Lynn Wallace, a media relations representative from Georgia Power, she said they were setting up an account with Bibb County and the lights would be turned on when the process was completed.
Within a couple of hours of our initial call, they did turn on the lights.
Kenneth Sheets says the street lights are maintained and paid for by Bibb County.