Pete Vera says driving at night on Interstate 35 between Round Rock and his home in Georgetown is dangerous because street lights are out — he recently counted 90 of them— and he’s had a hard time getting the Texas Department of Transportation to fix the problem. It’s a stretch of road traveled by about 150,000 cars a day.
TxDOT officials said they’ve been working on the streetlights and the delay was caused by two electrical shorts on that stretch of road. Repairs will be completed in two weeks, they said.
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The problem: About 50 streetlights are out in the median of Interstate 35 and one resident said he started complaining about the problem four months ago.
Who’s responsible: Mark Jones, TxDOT area engineer in Williamson County
What they say: TxDOT officials said the repairs will be done in two weeks.