Peterborough City council is upgrading 17,000 street lights to energy-efficient LEDs over the next three years.
The project is being carried out by Peterborough Highway Services, a 10-year partnership between Peterborough City Council and Skanska for the provision of highway maintenance services.
LED street lighting is designed to direct light downwards on to the road, reducing light pollution into properties. It also produces less carbon than conventional street lighting.
The upgrade project started in October 2016 and is happening in two phases. All street lights with steel columns will have lanterns replaced with an LED version. After that any lights with concrete or cast iron columns will be removed and replaced in full.
The project is being rolled out a ward at a time across the whole city. The initial lantern upgrades took place in North, Park, Central, Ravensthorpe, West, Bretton and Werrington. Once the column replacements start they will run in roughly the same order.
The parkways are being treated as a separate project with work on Nene Parkway starting towards the end of July. Work will then move onto Longthorpe Parkway later in the year.
Technicians will be fitting digital control units, known as central management systems (CMS), within every lamp post. This enables engineers to monitor the performance of each and every light and detect and fix faults quickly.
Roadshows are being organised to give residents the chance to find out more about the programme, when it’s coming to your area and for the opportunity to ask any questions.
The next roadshow takes place on:
Thursday 6 July 2017, 9am – 5pm, Queensgate Shopping Centre (ground floor, Cathedral Square end).