Lights-out on bridge

Over 18 light heads are missing from the Queen Isa¬bella Memorial Causeway, leaving motorists with little light at the end of the day. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke)

Staff Writer

The Queen Isabella Me­morial Causeway has been left in the dark as of late due to faulty lighting equipment, according to Jesus Leal, head of the project with TxDOT (Texas Department of Trans­portation.

The project to relight the causeway was started in No­vember 2010 with the con­tract being given to Austin Traffic Signal out of Donna.

After replacing the lights earlier in 2011, the head fix­tures that house the light bulbs were found to have a manu­facturing defect, Leal said.

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