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Reported via desktop in the Street lighting (NH) category anonymously at 11:50, Fri 6 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 2918496.

Hi most of the lights as you already know on the m55 don’t work. You have taken some posts out but have nit yet replaced them can you give me a date at present as to when renewal of street lighting will be carried out. Coming off a junction you need to be able to see properly currently this isn’t in place. Thank you

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  • Thank you for contacting us about the lighting along the M55. Only 30% of our total network is currently lit, and between 40-50% of motorways specifically. Motorway safety is not a static environment and safety hazards can change with time. Highways England supports the aims of the Department for Transport to reduce carbon emissions by partially switching off (midnight to 5am) or permanently removing lighting from carefully selected stretches of motorway. Sites have been chosen where there is a good safety record and where analysis shows that the lights can be switched off without increasing risks to road user safety. We are still using road lighting where it is needed; however, we are confident that we can use less of it without a significant impact on safety for road users. Unfortunately we don’t have any works on the M55 in our renewals forward programme. However we have a LED replacement programme that will be looking to renew a large majority of the lanterns across the North West. At present, this is still in its early stages and we don’t yet have any specifics about the programme.

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    Posted anonymously at 11:07, Fri 13 August 2021

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