Street light replacement: News and impacts

Last updated September 23, 2021
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Work to replace street lights with LED lighting could impact your daily routine. Here’s everything you need to know.

What’s new on the work site

More than 100,000 street lights have already been converted to LED lighting.

Work in progress

Roughly 30,000 street lights remain to be changed in Montréal. These are mostly decorative lights.

Impacts and mitigation measures

Short-term impacts can be expected during the replacement of light fixtures. 


Temporary restrictions may apply in the vicinity of the work site.


It is possible that the new fixtures will behave inconsistently until all the fixtures have been replaced: you may notice flickering, localized cut-offs or lights on during the day. The control system automatically notifies the city of any anomalies. We then conduct an assessment to determine the cause and assign the repair to the responsible parties (city maintenance crews, subcontractors, manufacturers or utility partners such as Hydro-Québec or the Commission des services électriques de Montréal).