More roads to have LED lights

Thousands of Liverpool’s street lights are being replaced in a programme which will produce millions of pounds of savings to the city.

Roads in the Allerton and Hunts Cross ward are scheduled to have LED lights installed this week. They are:

Bayfield Road
Beech Lawn
Beechwood Close
Beechwood Gardens
Beechwood Road
Beechwood Road South
Beeston Grove
Bennison Drive
Broadleaf Road
Burnt Ash Close
Chaloner Grove
Convent Close
Dugdale Close
Eastern Drive
Fletcher Drive
Gordon Drive
Grassendale Lane
Grassendale Road
Howard Drive
Jacksfield Way
Lawrence Close
Mayfield Gardens
Mayfield Road
Monksferry Way
Montfort Drive
Priory Farm Close
Stanlowe View
Western Drive
Wirral View
Woodhey Road

 
More than 20,000 of the city’s existing yellow sodium lights, which have concrete columns, are being replaced with LED lights on steel columns. So more than 11,000 lights have been replaced.

The first phase of the programme, which is being delivered by Amey, is scheduled for completion in March and it is estimated that this phase will produce savings to the council of about £275,000.

And it is estimated that to date more than 900 tonnes of carbon has been saved

Overall there will be an 82% reduction in energy consumption. On-going maintenance costs will also be reduced by more than £100,000 per year when the programme is completed.

Amey has also invested in three new MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) and 18 tonne crane to assist the team in improving the core maintenance service, as well as continue their work in helping the city council deliver  the street lighting upgrade.  The new vehicles incorporate the latest health and safety design features and also have fuel-efficient engines to help Amey to meet carbon reduction targets.