Lighting the Way to Safer, Greener Streets – Street Lighting Programme Starts
Work on a major £1m investment in street lighting in Dover District starts today to help provide a brighter, safer and more environmentally friendly way forward – including the replacement of more than 2,500 street light lanterns and 200 lighting columns.
Dover District Council has appointed contactors to replace over 2,500 traditional street lights with new energy saving LEDs. Around 1,980 of these will be in standard lighting columns, and around 70 will be in more ornate ‘heritage’ fittings.
The contractor will also replace around 200 of the district’s existing lighting columns and reconnect them to the network.
The Council has projected a 70% energy saving as a result of installing the new LED lanterns.
Alistair Thompson, Managing Director of VolkerHighways, said: “I am delighted that VolkerHighways has been chosen to upgrade Dover’s street lighting assets. I look forward to working with the Council to introduce these new LED lanterns, which will benefit the district’s residents and road users for years to come.”
Roger Walton, DDC Strategic Director, (Operations and Commercial) said: “We are very pleased to launch this major project. Brighter, more efficient street lights will help people feel safe at night, as well as helping to reduce light pollution and save energy, reducing our carbon footprint for the future.”