August 17, 2017
Phase one of the residential upgrade began June 26 in Waterdown. Residents can expect brighter sidewalks and roadways once the new LED upgrade is complete on their street.
Neighbourhoods in Waterdown, some areas of central Hamilton, and sections of Dundas and Ancaster will all receive upgraded street lighting in 2017.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger said the city began upgrading lighting along major streets in Hamilton in 2015 with great feedback from residents.
“In addition to the significant energy savings and positive environmental impacts LEDs bring, this street lighting will make our residential communities brighter and safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians,” said Eisenberger. “This is a great step toward a safer and greener Hamilton.”
The upgrades will continue in 2018 in the remaining areas of central Hamilton and Ancaster, Flamborough and Glanbrook. The remaining east Hamilton and Stoney Creek neighbourhoods will receive their upgraded LED lights in 2019.