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West Berkshire Council installs thermal sensors across district





West Berkshire Council (WBC) has installed thermal sensors across the district.

The new state-of-the-art sensors has been put on lamp posts.

Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district
Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district

They have been placed alongside roads on the council’s gritting routes and on gritting vehicles.

WBC said: “The data from the new sensors will help us make better decisions on when roads should be treated.

“Not only will these sensors help us to be more efficient, it means we can be greener too.

Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district
Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district

“The sensors have already been installed and data collection has begun showing road surface temperatures on all treated roads in West Berkshire.”

The council’s target is to reduce the number of treatments across Berkshire by 40 per cent per cent by 2027.

Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district
Thermal sensors have been installed on lamp posts across the district

This is to minimise the use of salt, resulting in a CO2e reduction of approximately 26 tonnes per annum.

WBC is working with Volker Highways on this particular initiative.



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