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Nearly 3 dozen streetlights out in Rolando

CBS 8 is Working for You to assist get a neighborhood’s streetlights repaired after residents in Rolando mentioned they have been left in the darkish for years.

SAN DIEGO — Neighbors in a Rolando neighborhood mentioned they have been left in the darkish for years and nothing is being executed to repair their streetlights.

One neighbor says he counted practically three two dozen streetlights out on 4 streets.

“Thirty-two street lights just on four streets,” mentioned Daniel Berge.

Daniel Berge says he’s filed Get it Done experiences with the City of San Diego however nothing is being executed.

On Sunday evening, Berge says he counted streetlights out on Alamo Drive, Rolando Drive, Malcom Drive and Aragon Drive.  

“The streets here in the neighborhood are pitch black. It’s not safe for the kids, it’s not safe for the parked cars,” mentioned Berge.

Berge’s neighbor had his automobile hit in a hit-and run.  

“My bumper had been hit and there was giant hole in it and my taillight was loose,” mentioned Jacob Jones.

The neighbor says he filed a police report when his automobile was hit in January. His roommate’s automobile has been hit as nicely. Jones worries what’s subsequent.

“A little league team walks by, walkers, elderly, pets and it’s really dangerous. There needs to be some type of solution to this,” mentioned Jones.

Berge says there have been numerous crashes. He’s been documenting the outages for about two years. He’s despatched town footage of crashes, emails and Get It Done experiences.

“This is costing real people, real dollars not to mention if someone got hit in the neighborhood,” mentioned Berge.

On town’s (*3*) it says it might probably take as much as 334 days to restore avenue mild points resulting from delays in elements and staffing shortages repairs can take 334 days.

“We have reports that replaced last year that are still not being addressed so it’s way more 333 days and while we are waiting more street lights go out,” mentioned Berge.

CBS 8 is Working for You and getting some consideration on the problem.

We despatched an e-mail to town’s communication division. A spokesperson responded in an e-mail: 

Our subsequent evaluation and upkeep for CD9 is scheduled earlier than the tip of the year and The streetlight circuit in this space is an overhead 6.6 sequence circuit and has sometimes been steady, nevertheless, there’s an obsolescence concern with the lamps. Currently, there aren’t any LPS lamps obtainable for this type fixture and now we have been working to determine a workaround answer to revive service to those poles. The publish tops then again will be maintained and can accomplish that the following time had been in the world. We plan to carry out an evening examine in the approaching weeks to acquire a transparent rely on the kind of lights affected.”

“It’s just a circle and we are not getting any results. It’s so frustrating, it’s so frustrating,” mentioned Berge.

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