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M74 LED Lighting Improvements

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As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will replace 34 high mast sodium lights with new, LED alternatives at Junction 6 on the M74.

The programme is delivering energy efficiency savings of around 60%, however with the implementation of a central control unit could potentially provide power savings of nearly 74%, while being perceptibly brighter than its predecessors.

Iain Flanagan, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager said:

“Our continued programme to replace the sodium high mast lights with new energy efficient alternatives is continuing along the sections of the M74 that we manage. This programme of work will see the replacement of dozens of lamps, while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“We have worked with Police Scotland and the local authority to schedule these important works for overnight, reducing the impact on local commuters and businesses. Once complete our part of the M74 will not only be perceptively brighter at night, but deliver a significant energy saving on behalf of our client, Transport Scotland.”

Works to replace the high mast lighting will begin on the Northbound offslip at 10pm on Monday 20th November and run until 5am each weekday overnight until early December. As we are lifting masts of 30 and 40 metres into position, operational nights will be dependent on low wind speeds.

To further reduce the carbon footprint of this scheme, our contractor CU Phosco will be reusing the reinforced concrete plinth for these new lights. The old metal posts will also be recycled where possible.