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Pound 50,000 LED lighting upgrade scheme for Twaddell Avenue

Northern Ireland Executive
22 Oct 2021, 21 GMT+10

A 50,000 LED lighting upgrade scheme for Twaddell Avenue, Belfast will commence on Monday 25 October 2021.

The scheme will involve the replacement of 18 existing columns and associated cabling. To minimise disruption to local schools and residents, the works will be carried out during the school half term break.

Making the announcement Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:

"This significant investment will benefit everyone who travels and works in the area. I am committed to addressing the issues which matter most to people and street lighting services are crucial in ensuring those driving, cycling, wheeling and walking can do so safely within their communities.

"This investment provides new LED lighting technology in Twaddell Avenue. It is important that adequate street lighting not only improves the quality of lighting but is also more energy efficient, given my commitment to climate action.

"I would like to thank the public and local residents in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed."

Completion of the work by 30 October is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit:Trafficwatchni

Notes to editors:

  1. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office
  2. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on028 9037 8110.
  3. Follow the Department on Twitter@deptinfra and on Facebook@DepartmentforInfrastructure

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