ALINGA STREET TRAFFIC LIGHTING

ALINGA STREET TRAFFIC LIGHTING

As part of the Alinga Street beautification and streetscape upgrade for ACT Procurement Solutions Affinity Electrical were engaged by Canberra United Landscapes to complete the street lighting upgrade of the area. Forming an integral portion of this work was the late inclusion of the removal of 2 existing traffic light columns and their replacement with new dual use streetlight/ traffic light columns.

As works were within the city precinct columns were specified as Goldspar Aluminium Multipole columns. Goldspar are a company AET have worked with several times and as such we were extremely confident we could deliver a product and finish for this busy part of the city that would do the area justice.

All works were carried out in close proximity to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic making this site a very difficult area to stage works. Deliveries and overhead works needed to be timed to miss both times of high vehicular and pedestrian traffic so as to minimize the any potential risk to the public. To compound staging issues the work had to be carried out in a way that left the traffic lights at the intersection operational and open to pedestrian and vehicles at all times.

Affinity Electrical Technologies overcame these issues through good management of the site and constant communication with the head contractor Canberra United Landscapes, allowing us to have the old columns removed and replaced without incident and with minimal out of peak hour’s disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic alike.