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Streetlights are inoperative for ages

Reported via desktop in the Street lighting (NH) category anonymously at 15:20, Fri 13 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 2933824.

These streetlights have been faulty for a long time they need to be replaced urgently. Have you got dates at this point now? Its critical these are replaced

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  • Thank you for your report about the lack of lighting on the M6 between junctions 30 and 32. Poor condition of the power cables has meant that the power to the lighting columns in this area has been isolated as a safety precaution. Renewal of this lighting has been phased to take place over the next 3 years. We are currently working to determine an appropriate resolve for the road lighting along this section. Our short term plan is to look into what we can do initially via maintenance, this is being done at the moment and will progress through the renewals programme.

    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.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 12:15, Tue 31 August 2021

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