cars queuing at roundabout junction with workmen, red and white traffic barriers and signs indicating work taking place on lights. Traffic lights covered over with hoods and temporary lights in place. Buildings and trees in the background.

Other lighting services

As well as our streetlighting programme where we enhanced or replaced 12,068 streetlights with LED lights, we are also responsible for:

  • Routine maintenance of streetlights on public land.
  • The maintenance of bollards, centre island lamp columns, flashing beacons at zebra crossings, school flashing lights and illuminated sign lights
  • The installation of the first public on-street rapid electric vehicle chargers
  • The maintenance of CCTV, Variable Message Signs, Warning Signs and three pumping stations.

We have also been undertaking a traffic signal upgrade programme on all 80 of the Island’s traffic signals including those at pedestrian crossings and installing new pedestrian user friendly intelligence (or Puffin) crossings in place of Pelican crossings.  These new crossings include infra-red cameras that detect the presence of pedestrians, increasing or reducing the time a light stays red according to the presence (or not) of pedestrians.  The final part of this programme involves an upgrade to the traffic signals around Coppins Bridge.  This programme will complete in March 2022.

You can read more about the signal upgrade programme here.

You can read more about Puffin crossings here.

You can watch a short film about using Puffin crossings here.

We are also carrying out a programme of work, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council to replace the lighting on the prison estate following funding received by the council for these purposes.  These lights are the last of the old type of non-LED ‘orange’ street lighting on the Island.