VolkerHighways has won a £1m street lighting contract with Dover District Council to convert stock to LEDs.
The work, which has already begun and will continue until February 2020, covers the replacement of more than 2,500 traditional street light lanterns.
The council has projected a 70% energy saving as a result of installing the new LED lanterns.
Roughly 1,980 of the lanterns will be fitted to standard, functional street lighting columns, while around 72 will be specially housed within more ornate fittings to retain their ‘heritage’ aesthetic.
VolkerHighways will also replace 200 of the district’s existing street lighting columns and re-connect them to the network.
Alistair Thompson, managing director of VolkerHighways, said: 'I look forward to working with the council to introduce these new LED lanterns, which will benefit the district’s residents and road users for years to come.'
Roger Walton, DDC strategic director, (operations and commercial) said: 'We are very pleased to launch this major project. Brighter, more efficient street lights will help people feel safe at night, as well as helping to reduce light pollution and save energy, reducing our carbon footprint for the future.'