LED lights for Hull streets get the go-ahead
Photo: White LED lights are replacing traditional orange glow lighting
A new £6.8m programme to roll out LED street lights across Hull has been given the go-ahead.
The move is expected to save Hull City Council about £1m a year in reduced maintenance and energy costs.
The work will involve replacing 33,300 street lights over the next two years.
A number of main roads, including Beverley Road and Holderness Road, as well as the city centre, have already seen LED street lights being introduced over the past 18 months as part of a pilot project.
Now, all roads will have lights changed from the orange glow of traditional sodium-based lanterns to white illumination created by LED ones.
However, the current lighting for footpaths will remain.
Councillor Martin Mancey, cabinet member for highways, said: “The sooner we can get on with this, the sooner we can start making what will be a considerable saving.”
Deputy council leader Councillor Daren Hale said new LED lights recently installed in Tyne Street, off Hessle Road, had “dramatically transformed” the street at night.
The council will use borrowing to pay for the work.