Ambitious LED lighting scheme delivered a year early

Published: 10 October 2018

An ambitious scheme to replace 17,500 street lamps to make the borough brighter and safer is set to finish a year early.

The borough-wide £4.4million project upgrading existing street lamps to more energy efficient LED ones will be completed by 30 November 2018.

Delivered in partnership with the contractor Skanska, the project is saving 60 per cent in energy costs.

The street lighting update is included in a report to Cabinet on progress of the highways improvement programme.

It also highlights excellent progress on the council’s £13.4million investment for 2018/19 on resurfacing, road safety, parking and flood alleviation.

Cabinet Member for Civic Pride Cllr John Howard said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to complete this ambitious street lighting project a year ahead of time.  Keeping our streets safe is one of our priorities and the new LED lights are helping both drivers and pedestrians, and delivering excellent levels of energy savings.  As well as the new LED lighting, we are also on track to deliver our promised £1.5million in new high-tech CCTV and ANPR cameras to improve safety and tackle all forms of crime.”

The Cabinet report ‘Highways Capital Works Programme and Strategy’ will be considered by Cabinet on 16 October 2018.

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