Work continues to upgrade more than 68,000 street lights across Leicestershire to LEDs in order to make substantial savings in energy, carbon and maintenance costs. The programme, which has so far resulted in more than 5,000 replacements, should be completed by March 2019.
The programme is currently concentrating on low level street lights in residential areas. Work to replace taller columns, such as those at junctions, is set to start in September 2016
Along with introducing money-saving technology, the rollout will also see all lights controlled centrally – allowing for them to be switched back on in areas of part-night lighting for example, should the emergency services be called to an incident.
Work will commence in Thurcaston and Cropston during October 2016