LED switchover for lights on M8 in Scotland

More than 100 lamps on the M8 in Scotland will be switched to LED lighting.

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland has already replaced almost 200 lights across the trunk roads in Renfrewshire and will begin the second phase on the M8 on Sunday 13 March 2016. The programme, between junctions 16 and 17 (Woodside), is expected to last five nights.

The existing high masts lighting columns will be replaced and the traditional sodium lamps replaced by modern, LED lights; which will not only help road safety but also reduce energy usage by up to 53%.

A series of overnight closures and diversion routes will be in place from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 March 2016 to protect operatives and motorists alike during the works.

Andy Fraser, operating company representative, Scotland TranServ said: “We are delighted to roll out this installation programme of LED lighting across south west Scotland and play our part in helping Scotland to reduce its carbon emissions.

“Replacing the traditional sodium lights with the new energy and cost efficient LED equivalent will not only look smarter and last longer, but will also improve night time visibility, for road users.”

A further two schemes are programmed for later this month and it is expected that the project will be completed by the end of March 2016.

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