Lighting up Gloucester City Centre

 

Work has begun to roll out LED street lighting in Gloucester’s Gate Streets.

Gloucestershire County Council is continuing its work to upgrade streetlights with more efficient and better quality lamps

Fifty lights will be replaced along the Gate Streets  in Gloucester City Centre with new energy efficient LED lamps.

The work will be carried out from 7 – 10am weekdays to avoid disruption to businesses. All work will be completed by Friday 8th December.

The new LED lights will be operational from the moment they are installed, meaning there will be a gradual change over throughout the six week scheme.

The county-wide upgrade of street lighting is expected to save around £17m over the next twelve years, as well as help the council to meet its carbon reduction target.

Modern LED lighting uses up to 70 per cent less energy than conventional sodium lights, offering a much longer lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “I’m really pleased with the progress we’re making in bringing these new street lights to the county.

“There are so many benefits to using LED lighting. They’re more environmentally friendly, decrease light pollution; offer a better quality of light and a 70 per cent reduction in energy usage.

“They’re great for communities because they produce a brighter, clearer light that makes people feel safe at night, and of course they’ll save us all a lot of money.”

Cllr Pam Tracey, county councillor for Hempsted and Westgate said: “As well as reducing our carbon footprint, this scheme is sure to lighten up the city centre. I’m delighted that this phase of work will soon be completed and look forward to this area becoming a brighter place for all.”