Bright idea switched on in Queensland

The switch has been flicked on a bright new program set to make Queensland roads more luminous for less, with LED bulbs now replacing older, more energy intensive lights and Our Towns get first bite at the shining lights.

led street lightsThe program is being kick-started with installations of the new lights across seven sites in and around the Goondiwindi and Moonie townships.

Works at both locations have begun and are expected to be completed in early-September, weather permitting.

It’s part of a $7.6 million Street Lighting Upgrade Program which is aimed at improved safety.
The new lights are a cost-saving enhancement, delivering energy and maintenance savings, of around 40%.

It’s also aimed at a “Road safety enhancement because the white light of LED bulbs enhances line markings and other road features.”

Three other locations along the Warrego Highway, including intersections at Helidon, Tabletop Road and Roaches Road, will be completed later in the year.

The cost of these targeted upgrades will be about $510 000.