New lights for M74
Scotland TranServ is continuing its drive to replace ageing High Pressure Sodium lighting with modern LED equivalents on South West Scotland’s motorway network.
Principal Lighting Engineer, Aled Davies said:
“We have already replaced more than 1800 lanterns with new energy efficient LED lights along the M8 corridor. These modern replacements are 60% more energy efficient and already saving equivalent electricity to power nearly 600 homes. Our latest phase of works along the M74 will provide drivers with perceptibly brighter motorway lighting, while also reducing sky glow.”
Scotland TranServ’s Structures team is delivering the M74 Junction 1 project alongside specialist contractors who have partnered the organisation on its M8 lighting modernisation.
The works are being carried out overnight, with local diversions in place in order to minimise disruption to local commuters.
Brian Laurie, Scotland TranServ’s Network Bridges Manager added:
“This is an important programme of work that will deliver long-term benefits to one of Scotland’s busiest stretches of motorway, lighting the M74 as it merges with the M8 and eventually M77. Some of these structures are decades old and reaching the end of their maintainable life. Replacing them now makes for a brighter, better and more energy efficient motorway network for South West Scotland.”