Investment

By Lauren Roper on 20 September 2017

North Lincolnshire Council’s ambitious £6m plan to replace 21,000 street lights with more efficient LEDs is set to start on 25 September 2017.

The council has announced that Urbis will provide the new lights, which use between 50 and 75 per cent less energy than the current lights.

Changing the street lights will take place over the next three years, with the larger, more energy intensive lights changed first to maximise savings. These are mainly located on large main roads.

We aim to save more than £500,000 on energy costs by the time all the new LEDs have been installed.

To keep residents up to date on which streets will have their lights changed next, we will post a monthly list of streets on our website and social media.

Work will start in the week commencing Monday 25 September on:

  • Frodingham Grange roundabout, Scunthorpe (where the M181 meets the A18 and A1077)
  • B1206 Elsham level crossing

A list of streets to be converted in October can be found online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/ledstreetlights.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“With the cost of energy rising, the council has to spend over £1m a year just to light our streets. By replacing our street lights with new, more efficient LEDs, we can significantly reduce this burden on the public purse.

“Where other councils in our region are looking to turn off or dim street lights, we are committing to keeping the lights on across our area. These new LED lights are just as bright as our current lights and even direct the light down onto the street more effectively, reducing light pollution.

“Because most of our work will only be changing the lights at the top of our lamp posts, and not the columns themselves, we should be able to keep disruption to road users to an absolute minimum.”

For more information about the LED street lighting scheme – including a list of frequently asked questions – please visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/ledstreetlights.

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