Safer streetlights in £1.5 million replacement programme

Tests are being carried out on streetlight columns throughout the county, with those which need replacing being cut down

Tests are being carried out on streetlight columns throughout the county, with those which need replacing being cut down

First published in News
Last updated
Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

  Ageing streetlights across Hertfordshire are to be replaced in a £1.5 million programme.

Tests are being carried out on streetlight columns throughout the county, with those that need replacing being cut down and electrical components made safe.

Left-over stumps will be protected to avoid causing a hazard, and a notice will be posted to explain that the column is being replaced.

So far 133 columns have been replaced in the Hertfordshire County Council programme, and a further 275 columns have been cut down and are awaiting replacement.

Other ageing columns will then be tackled within a month of them being identified, with the project expecting to be completed by next summer.

Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, said: “We appreciate that there will be some inconvenience while this is being carried out, but ensuring the safety of pedestrians and road users is our number one priority. I’m grateful to the public for their patience while we complete this essential work.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree