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.
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.
The project is being rolled out a ward at a time across the whole city. The lantern upgrades have taken place in North, Park, Central, Ravensthorpe, West, Bretton, Werrington, Gunthorpe, Dosgthorpe, East, Paston & Walton, Fletton & Stanground, Stanground South, Fletton & Woodston, Orton Longueville and Orton Waterville wards. New LED lanterns are now being installed in Glinton & Castor and Wittering wards, along with conversions to lanterns in Hargate & Hempstead and Hampton Vale.
The column replacement programme started at the end of October 2017 running through North, Park, Central, West, Ravensthorpe, Bretton, Werrington, Gunthorpe, Dogsthorpe, Paston & Walton and East wards. We have just completed installing new columns in Fletton & Stanground and Stanground South ward. Column replacements will continue to run across the city in roughly the same order as the lantern upgrades detailed above. In keeping with Peterborough City Council’s Environmental ethos all the materials from old street lighting columns and lights are sent for recycling where ever possible.
The Parkways are being treated as a separate project. Installation of new street lighting on Nene Parkway and Longthorpe Parkway was completed during the summer and autumn of 2017.
Upgrade work to the street lighting on Orton Parkway took place through February and March this year, including the removal of the 28m tall Lighting High Mast from the middle of the roundabout near the Orton Centre. This high mast alone created 1.8 tonnes of metal for recycling.
Work on Werrington Parkway took place between April and June 2018, followed by the upgrade of the street lighting on Paston Parkway which was completed in August.
Works have now started on Frank Perkins Parkway.
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