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Kelly Welcomes Work on £125,000 LED Upgrading Scheme in Lurgan

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed an announcement that work will begin on a £125,000 LED upgrading scheme in Lurgan Town Centre.

SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced work will commence on Monday, January 10.

The scheme will involve the replacement of the existing lights with a new LED street lighting system and will improve the night time environment, through improved quality and uniformity of lighting.  

The scheme will extend from Church Place up to Malcolm Road inclusive of side streets William Street, North Street and Edward Street.

Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly said:

“I look forward to seeing work commencing on this project next week that will result in much improved lighting for our community. This £125,000 investment from SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon will make things safer for people living in this area and everyone who travels through it.

“Whether travelling by car, cycling or just walking the improved lighting will result in a much improved experience and visibility and will hopefully help to lower accidents and discourage anti-social behaviour in these areas.

“This investment once again demonstrates SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis and delivering for local people, with the new LED lighting being more environmentally friendly, as well as more efficient.

“I would urge road users to be patient while working is ongoing and to leave additional time for their journeys in case of any delays. I am assured the department is working to keep disruption to a minimum, with the work set to be completed by mid-Feburary.”

ENDS

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