Lanes closed to make way for LED street light replacement

Street light
Street light

Traffic has been moving slowly in Aylesbury town centre today as engineers worked to replace several street lights with new LED units.

Several lanes were closed to motorists to allow the engineers to use a cherry picker to change the lamps on the Walton Street roundabout.

The work is part of Transport for Bucks’ countywide street lighting LED replacement programme.

The benefits of changing to LED include energy savings, lower carbon emissions versus traditional units and reduced maintenence costs compared to the older lamps.

LED provides on average between 50% to 60% reduction in annual consumption when compared to traditional lighting and it has an extended life of 20 years as opposed to the standard three to six years for a traditional lamp.

Transport for Bucks spokesman Dan Elworthy said: “Lane closures are put in place for the safety of road users and those carrying out the work.”

The work was completed at around 2pm this afternoon and the lanes reopened to allow for this evening’s rush hour traffic.