An extra £6million will be spent by Worcestershire County Council on street lighting in a bid to complete the replacement of all non-led units to more energy efficient LEDs.
Around 20,000 lights will be replaced with new ones in 2022/23, which will help to significantly cut energy costs.
This coming year’s investment will also continue the replacement of concrete columns.
Following the recent budget announcement confirming the investment, Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport said:
“This is a budget of boundless ambition and limitless achievement for Worcestershire highways and transport, with spending and investment increasing across the whole network to record levels. I’m delighted to announce that as part of this, an extra £6m. investment in street lighting will improve both the quality of the illumination whilst reducing the county’s light pollution and energy consumption.’’
The quality of the white lighting produced by the LED luminaires provides a more controlled standard of illumination and minimal light pollution.
Over 35,000 LED lanterns have now been installed across Worcestershire, with approximately20, 000 to go to mark the completion of the street light replacement project.
Street lighting upgrades also continue to be delivered as part of Worcestershire County Council’s Major Infrastructure Projects.
Lighting improvements have already been made across several schemes including Southern Link Road Phase 4, A38 Bromsgrove, Worcester City Centre and Pinvin Crossroads with more to follow as other schemes progress.