Mersey Tunnel Approach Lighting Upgrades

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Mersey Travel
2013 - Mersey
Mersey Tunnel Approach Works
Mersey Tunnel Approach Works

The contract involved the installation of a new LED white light solution on the approach to two tunnels crossing the river Mersey in Liverpool.

The objective was to improve the lighting on the approach of the Queensway and Kingsway tunnels installing new lighting and remove 50no 30m existing high masts.

Appointed as Principal Contractor, Bouygues Energies & Services were responsible for the Design and Build of the new lighting scheme including the wall mounted unit, feeder pillars and electrical commissioning.  The scope included: 

  • Reviewed the most efficient and effective solution for obtaining power across both toll plaza’s.
  • Managed the design process including changes from the client to ensure programme key dates and milestones were obtained.
  • Installation of new lighting columns and new generation LED lighting units.
  • Installation of new feeder pillars and power cable design.
  • Remove 50no existing 30m high masts from both Kingsway and Queensway toll plazas.


Benefits to the client

  • Energy saving solution.
  • 25 year lifetime expectancy, reducing the need for maintenance and therefore minimising disruption for tunnel users.
  • LED 'white light' helps improve safety by giving drivers a better perception of distances.
  • Integral design and build approach to delivering a challenging scheme.
  • The site compound was set up to house all trades working on the scheme.
  • Ensured joint up service delivery with the client.
  • A value managed product and service.