Why Are All The Traffic Lights Out Downtown Grand Rapids?
Update 4 (9:16 PM):
Update 3 (4:52 PM):
Update 2 (4:09 PM): City of Grand Rapids has responded.
UPDATE 1: Lights are out in the whole city!
Lights are out in East GR and on 28th Street too.
Is this not insane?
If you have been to Downtown Grand Rapids anytime after noon, you may have experienced what I did.
I almost got a car cause the downtown traffic lights are out!
That includes Ottawa and Ionia!
This has caught the attention of people on Facebook as well.
However, this may not be the only time this has happened recently.
So, what should you do when traffic lights are out?
Report a Blinking or Out Traffic Signal
1. Take note of the traffic signal location
The City of Grand Rapids asks you for the traffic signal location. It helps to have an address close to the traffic signal.
2. You can give City of Grand Rapids a call at 311 or 616-456-3000.
Is this an issue with a red, yellow, or green traffic signal problem? Call us right away -- this is an emergency.
If you're calling after 5:00 p.m., they still want to know right away. But I recommend don't waste your time.
3. Listen to the prompts
If you’re calling during business hours Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm, stay on the line for the next agent. If you’re calling outside of business hours, press 2. Wait until you hear lights, signs, and signal emergencies, and press 2 again.
4. Report the outage
Let the city know about the outage and the traffic signal location.