Street lights to cost more than £300,000

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 June 2012

Street lights in and around Weston and Worle will be replaced costing more than £300,000.

Street lights in and around Weston and Worle will be replaced costing more than £300,000.

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HUNDREDS of street lights are being replaced in and around Weston and Worle over the next few months costing more than £300,000.

North Somerset Council’s street-lighting replacement programme will involve replacing 154 concrete columns in Walliscote Road, Albert Quadrant, Arundell Road, Bristol Road Lower, Upper Bristol Road, and part of Spring Hill.

And 141 lighting columns in and around the North Worle and Church Road area will be replaced.

Contractor Scottish and Southern Energy is carrying out the works, costing £314,000, which is being partly funded from the 2012/13 Local Transport Plan. The work will go on until mid-January next year.

The existing street lighting columns will aim to have a life expectancy of more than 70 years. And the existing yellow lights will be replaced with new white lights which will only use half the amount of power between 8pm and 6am.

Deputy leader of the council and executive member for highways, Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, said: “Not only are these lighting columns all recyclable but the lights incorporate the latest dimming technology, reducing energy, maintenance costs, and reducing carbon emissions, helping us to meet government targets for energy efficiencies.”

A small amount of disruption can be expected but contractors will maintain access to properties and businesses at all times.

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