A $30 million dollar LED lighting project for North Carolina’s Interstate 77 is at a standstill after engineers learned the frequency used to control the lights interferes with the state’s tollway system.
TV station WSOC reports the project is supposed to be completed in May, and video from WSOC story shows drivers dealing with darkness because the lights cannot be used. The report says with the frequency conflict, “neither the lighting system nor the toll technology would work to its full capacity.” The report says drivers who use the automated toll system may not be billed correctly because of the interference.
While engineers are trying to fix the problem, thousands of LED lights are being installed along the interstate, and that project is expected to be completed in May.
You can see the entire WSOC report here.
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