LEDs coming to Virginia highways

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) — Changes are coming to highway lighting across the commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Transportation signed a contract with Trane to replace more than 9,600 highway lights with light-emitting diode (LED) products.

VDOT hopes the change will improve a driver's ability to see at night, reduce work zone crashes, and save taxpayer dollars.

The lighting project is expected to result in a cumulative net savings of $4.6 million by 2036.

The replacement will start in the spring.