Seeing light at the end of the underpass

Civic Offices
Civic Offices

DARK underpasses look set to become a thing of the past as Milton Keynes Council prepares update to new energy-efficient lighting.

Around 3,400 energy-saving LEDs will be installed under bridges and roads in the city to brighten up the way for pedestrians, while saving the council £93,000 each year.

LEDs generally require less maintenance than conventional florescent lamps, and can last up to 10 years before they need replacing. The council also intend to turn the lights off during daylight hours to increase their savings further.

Councillor John Bint, Portfolio holder for Highways and Transportation said: “The new LED lights will provide a cleaner, greener source of lighting for people using our underpasses.

“We hope that these improvements also go a long way towards making people feel safer when using the underpasses and will encourage greater usage of our Redway network which is currently under used by cyclists and pedestrians alike.”