More roads to have LED street 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 Cressington ward are scheduled to have LED lights installed this week. They are:
Aigburth Hall Road
Allangate Road
Appletree Close
Belvoir Road
Blomfield Road
Brocklebank Lane
Caithness Road
Caithness Road
Caldwell Road
Canterbury Park
Cooper Close
Cranford Road
Eastcote Road
Elder Gardens
Endfield Park
Florida Court
Forthlin Road
Glenhead Road
Glenluce Road
Greenfield Way
Greenhill Road
Halkirk Road
Hardinge Road
Heath Road
Heydean Road
Hurstlyn Road
Hylton Road
Isleham Close
Kirkmaiden Road
Lanville Road
Lascelles Road
Lochryan Road
Lynas Gardens
Lynton Close
Melbreck Road
Mostyn Avenue
North Grove
Oldfield Road
Rainham Close
Ramsey Close
Ramsey Road
Ravenstone Road
Ryegate Road
Shipton Close
Shirley Road
South Grove
South Mossley Hill Road
South Sudley Road
Stairhaven Road
Stamfordham Grove
Stamfordham Road
Stroma Road
Sunnygate Road
Verney Crescent
Verney Crescent South
Villa Gloria Close
Westwood Road
Yorkaster 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 far nearly 10,000 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.