A four-week project will start on Monday to replace the lighting columns on the North Prom ahead of the installation of the new “Luminations” later this year.
From Monday 6 September, McCanns will be replacing 20 lighting columns along the prom to increase the load capacity of the columns to support the new lights.
The work will be done during the daytime (8am to 5pm) with each column being replaced one at a time. During the works, the individual columns will be barriered off to create a safe working space, but the rest of the footpath will remain open at all times. The street lights will operate as normal at night.
Once the new columns have been installed, new metalwork and then finally the new “Luminations” will be installed.
If all goes to plan, the lights will be tested and switched on fully during November.
As previously reported, the Luminations project is part of the Coastal Communities Fund project, which will provide a new artistic lighting scheme for the North Prom.
Other elements of the North Prom art project have included the exercise furniture and the shutter art, both installed over the previous year.
With financial support from the Coastal Communities Fund, North East Lincolnshire Council and CoastNEL, which represents the private, cultural and third sectors, the scheme is being managed by the council’s regeneration partner ENGIE.