The 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. Alongside that 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 have taken place in North, Park, Central, Ravensthorpe, West, Bretton, Werrington, Gunthorpe, Dosgthorpe, East and Paston & Walton wards.
The column replacement programme started at the end of October 2017 and will first run through North, Park, Central and West wards. Column replacements will then continue to run across the city in roughly the same order as the lantern upgrades detailed above.
The Parkways are being treated as a separate project. Work on the new street lighting on Nene Parkway and Longthorpe Parkway was completed during the summer and autumn of 2017.
Work on the other parkways will start in 2018 commencing with Orton Parkway.
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.
More details on the next roadshow will appear here in due course.
If you have a question about the LED street lighting upgrade, you can use the form below to contact us.