The next phase of a project to install 68,000 LED street lights across Leicestershire has begun, with streets in North West Leicestershire now benefitting from the cost-cutting technology.
The new LED lights are being installed by Leicestershire County Council in towns and villages across the district as work on a county-wide replacement of street lighting continues.
Our team has already installed thousands of LED lights in Loughborough and Shepshed so it’s great to see the project moving on at a pace.
This technology will help to save thousands of pounds in energy bills and reduce our carbon footprint.Person:Councillor Peter Osborne, cabinet member for highways and transport
So far almost 3,000 lights across Loughborough and Shepshed have been upgraded. Work in North West Leicestershire has so far focussed around Coalville, Thringstone, Whitwick, Hugglescote and Donington le Heath.
Lights in residential streets will be the first to be upgraded, with those on busier roads left until later in the programme. This will reduce the impact any work has on residents and motorists.
The new lights will be controlled centrally, with the ability for those in part-lit areas to be switched back on temporarily during the evening, for example to help the emergency services at incident scenes.
The full programme is expected to take up to four years, as the authority works to replace more than 68,000 street lights.