ADOT improving safety along US 160 through new street lighting near Tuba City

Lighting increases visibility, helps reduce risk of crashes at night

US 160 lighting project mapPHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is busy installing new street lights along US 160 just east of Tuba City improving the safety of the road by increasing visibility at night.

The $700,000 project is adding 43 light poles extending the existing roadway lighting nearly 2 miles.

Street lighting improves visibility and safety while driving at night. According to a 2014 case study by the Federal Highway Administration, street lighting at rural intersections can reduce overall nighttime crashes by up to 40% and nighttime injury crashes by up to 25%.

The project, which began in late January, is anticipated to be complete by the end of May. After the completion of the project, the area will be reseeded to encourage vegetation growth.

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