Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Kennet Side lighting upgrade

The Council will soon be upgrading the lighting on the Kennet Side. This will make the area lighter, safer and all for less energy. See below for more information:

"I am writing to let you know that SSE Contracting will be replacing the existing lighting columns along Kennetside between Sidmouth Street and Kennet Mouth in two phases. Stage 1 (36 columns) is scheduled to commence on the 17th March and is expected to last 2 weeks. Phase 2 (6 columns) is subject to the current Kennetside piling works being completed which is scheduled for June.
The installation of the new lamps is part of the Council’s successful £4.9 million LSTF bid which was secured from the Department of Transport last year to deliver lasting benefits to Reading residents to provide a boost to the local economy and help tackle climate change.
The 42 columns are being replaced and LED lamps are being installed. LED lamps produce a higher quality light using much less energy and lower carbon emissions. The scheme will also include a central management system (CMS) that will allow us to remotely monitor the units for faults and adjust lighting levels if necessary."

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