Street light project finally completed

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A four-year project to replace Knowsley’s street lighting and traffic signage has been completed.

The multi-million pound project started in late 2011 and has seen every street in the borough reviewed and lighting replaced.

Lights that did not need replacing instead received an upgrade.

Coun Mike Murphy, cabinet member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said:

“The street lighting and traffic sign replacement programme was a major investment for Knowsley, equipping the borough with street lighting and traffic signs fit for the 21st Century.

“Importantly in these tough financial times the programme has made the best use of limited public resources by reducing ongoing energy and maintenance costs which benefits

residents and tax payers alike.”

While work was underway the programme was awarded a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and Department for Transport Award, recognising exemplar schemes which have reduced sign clutter on roads in England.

Studies have found excessive road signs have a detrimental impact on the environment and dilute important messages.