Bright construction lights, but no workers?

Posted at: 05/09/2014 6:38 PM
By: WNYT Staff

The lights are on but nobody's home.

A viewer called to let us know that he drove by a work site on Route 85 in Albany and noticed no work being done, but the bright lights were still shining.

So, we called the Department of Transportation to find out what was going on.

They admitted that when they wrapped up work Friday morning they forgot to shut off the lights.

They wouldn't say how much those lights cost, but they did shut them off after we alerted them to the problem.

If you see government waste, e-mail us at wastewatchers@wnyt.com.