The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) frequently receives requests for information about street lighting. The Traffic Signal Design, Construction and Street Lighting Section of the Department's Traffic Engineering & Safety Division is responsible for installation in developed areas.
Installation in Developed Area
Requests for street lighting installation in developed areas of the County are investigated. Depending on the size of the area, it generally takes 30 to 60 days to perform a lighting needs study. If improvements are warranted the County will initiate a street lighting project provided funding is available. Once a lighting project is initiated it generally takes one to two years to complete.
The County does not consider street lighting requests for:
- State maintained roadways
- Streets maintained by an incorporated town or municipality
- Private streets
Requests for additional or improved street lights should be entered into Prince George’s County 311 system.
Street Light Repairs
Once street lights are installed, they are maintained by the utility companies. As a result, burned-out or damaged street lights should be reported to the utility company serving the area. This is usually the same company serving your home with electricity.
Please refer to the instructions below to report a street light outage