Brighter lamps to light Sheffield streets

Lighting the way: New LED street lights on Brannham Road, Carbrook, Sheffield.
Lighting the way: New LED street lights on Brannham Road, Carbrook, Sheffield.
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BRIGHT new street lights along with smooth roads and pavements are coming to six areas of Sheffield over the coming months under the latest phase of the Streets Ahead scheme.

The project moves into Hillsborough, Loxley, Stannington, Walkley, Wisewood and Dungworth in January.

Lighting the way: New LED street lights on Brannham Road, Carbrook, Sheffield.

Lighting the way: New LED street lights on Brannham Road, Carbrook, Sheffield.

Work will include installing new LED street lighting, resurfacing pavements and roads.

It will take between 15 and 20 weeks to complete the project in each area.

The LED lamps provide brighter white light, transforming roads previously illuminated by the orange glow of sodium lights.

Sheffield Council said the aim is to make residents feel safer and reduce the risk of crime.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “We are excited about the works coming to these areas and have received great feedback about the work done elsewhere.

“This zone is the first that includes works on a main road and we have been working with our contractor, Amey, and residents, businesses and visitors to these areas to ensure we listen to their views and try to minimise disruption for them as much as possible.”

Graeme Symonds, Amey network director, said: “Our work schedule has been designed to minimise traffic disruption and we are scheduling work, as far as possible, outside of rush-hour periods.”

Streets Ahead work has already been carried out in Carbrook, Ewden and Shiregreen.

Further areas where the project will be carried out during 2013 include Mosborough, Manor, Grimesthorpe, Totley, High Green, Meadowhead, Tinsley, Highfield, Wybourn, Base Green, Tapton Hill, Gleadless Valley and Parson Cross.

The scheme is costing 
£2 billion and work in all areas of Sheffield is due to be completed by 2017.

Amey’s contract with the council requires it to then keep roads, pavements and streetlights in top condition for a further 20 years.