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Your Stories: After 8-year blackout, street lights at I-690/695 interchange to be lit again

GEDDES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Drivers who use I-690 West to get home from work will notice a better lit section of the highway, starting at the 695 interchange.

The Geddes Town Supervisor confirms the lights are operational again, after eight years turned off.

In 2010, the Town of Geddes turned them off for good, to save $25,000 a month. At the time, Town Supervisor Manny Falcone deemed the cost too expensive for taxpayers at the same time he was putting together a budget without shared sales tax revenue from Onondaga County.

In conjunction with improvements to the State Fairgrounds and its Orange Lot, the New York State Department of Transportation will take over the costs to maintain and power the lights.

The Supervisor says the Village of Solvay Electric Department helped the DOT upgrade the lights with photo cells and meters.

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