STREET LIGHT REPLACEMENT WORKS
By vickifitz | Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 18:40
ROADS in Weston-super-Mare are set to benefit from the latest lighting.
As part of North Somerset Council's continuing street lighting replacement programme, a number of concrete street lighting columns in the town will be replaced.
A scheme to replace 69 lighting columns in Milton Road from the junction with Gerard Road to the junction with Worle High Street gets underway on Monday September 20.
The existing concrete street-lighting units will be replaced with new 100% fully recyclable aluminium ones, which will have lanterns incorporating new-generation ceramic metal halide lamps (which is white light).
The height of the street lighting columns will be unchanged from what is there at the moment (which is 10 metres), but the environmentally friendly and energy efficient lanterns will have new technology for remote monitoring, dimming and part night-switching helping to minimise light pollution, energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions.
Contractor Scottish and Southern Electric are carrying out the work on behalf of North Somerset Council.
The works will cost £107,000 and should be completed in 10 weeks.
Residents will be sent a letter from the contractors letting them know them the date that the column outside their property is to be replaced, asking for their co-operation to keep the space clear which will help to minimise disruption.
Other planned street-light replacement schemes to be carried out in the Weston area costing more than £250,000 in total include: Locking Road from Alfred St to the junction with New Bristol Rd involving 96 columns programmed to start in October;
In January 2011, 39 columns will be replaced in Drove Road from the junction with Devonshire Road to the junction with Locking Road.
A further 24 from Devonshire Road from the junction with Windwhistle Road to the junction with Drove Road, are due to be replaced at the end of January.