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A number of the street lighting columns are not working during the hours of darkness.

Reported via desktop in the Street lighting (NH) category anonymously at 22:34, Thu 23 December 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

A number of the street lighting columns are not working during the hours of darkness. This is on the right-hand sharp bend of Burry Road, just past the West Meadows travellers site. Could this fault please be rectified as soon as possible.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about lighting on the A14. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

    I have been in contact with our lighting team who advise that the lighting you refer to uses the older, sodium lanterns which are now obsolete. We can no longer maintain or replace the lanterns as they reach the end of their serviceable life.

    We are carrying out a review of the lighting outputs to identify a suitable LED lantern that can be retrofitted to the existing columns at this location along with some additional structural and electrical testing to ensure that the columns are suitable. We aim to complete the review during January.

    Work packages will then be programmed to follow and will most likely take place in phases as some of the columns will need full road closures to safely access.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If you need more information about this, please feel free to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 500 or by email at

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Wed 29 December 2021

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