Work on replacing more than 400 streetlight heads with LED fixtures is set to begin on some major roads in Nanaimo.

Following a public consultation in 2017, the City identified Bowen Road, Aulds Road, and Terminal Avenue as pilot locations for the implementation of LED street lighting.

Commuters should expect delays on these routes as lane closures will be required to complete the work from next Monday until February.

The conversion to LED streetlights will reduce streetlight energy use for those fixtures by up to 60 per cent and the lights last 12 to 15 years longer than current streetlights reducing replacement and maintenance costs.