Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Street lighting improvements - The Avenue and Dagnall Road
The new lighting columns are placed towards the back of the pavement so that they cast light onto the footpath and the road itself. The light is directed downwards and not into gardens or houses and the positioning also reduces the number of lights damaged through collisions. The lights are also much cheaper to run - halving the city council's streetlighting electricity bill and the carbon emissions.
Depending on the road, it is possible that fewer columns will be required to provide at least the same quality of lighting as before. The position of the new columns will be marked on the footpath with yellow or white paint.
Work is due to start in the week beginning 21 April 2014.
It may take several weeks to complete and there may be a delay between the columns being installed, having them connected to the supply and then the old columns removed.
This work is reasonably non-intrusive - but it will not be possible to park by columns that are being installed or removed and there will be trenches and holes dug to allow cables to be installed. Any open trenches will be barriered off in the meantime.
If there are any problems, please contact Highways on 0121 303 6644 (option 4).