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Work complete on Armagh city LED lighting upgrade after ‘significant investment’

"This significant investment will benefit everyone who travels and lives in the area."

Work has now been completed on a £195,000 LED lighting upgrade scheme in Armagh City centre.

The scheme is part of an £8 million investment in new LED street lights across Northern Ireland and involved the replacement of existing lights with a new energy efficient LED system with a predicted lifetime of approximately 25 years.

According to the Department for Infrastructure, the new lighting system will improve the night time environment, through improved quality and uniformity of lighting.

The works have taken in Ogle Street, Thomas Street, Market Street, Upper English Street, Russell Street, McCrums Court, Scotch Street, Dobbin Street, Linenhall Street, Abbey Lane and Dobbin Street Lane.

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Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said: “This significant investment will benefit everyone who travels and lives in the area.

“I  am committed to addressing the issues which matter most to people and street lighting services are crucial in ensuring those driving, cycling, wheeling and walking can do so safely within their communities.

“This investment provides new modern LED lighting technology in Armagh City centre and will importantly provide adequate street lighting that not only improves the quality of lighting but is also more energy efficient, given my commitment to climate action.

“I would like to thank the public and local businesses for their cooperation and compliance with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works were completed.”

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