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Street lights not on at junction joining the m6

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 09:56, Wed 5 December 2018

Sent to Highways England 4 minutes later

Street lights not on at junction joining the motorway. Now that is it darker in the morning and evening it makes it difficult to join the motorway. People from the m6 are staying in the first to lanes to go on to m61 and is difficult to judge distance and speed of cars especially when it is dark and raining. Turning on the street lights during the winter for a couple of hours in the morning and evening around rush hour would make sure there were fewer accidents or near misses.

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  • This lighting is managed and maintained by Highways England. The asset is maintained in accordance with the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations. Due to the failure of the electrical circuitry, the lighting asset has been de-energised to prevent the likely hazard of electrocution should anyone come in to contact with it. There are three complex street lighting renewal schemes in the forward programme, being designed to upgrade the lighting to LED and current standards. Unfortunately I can’t provide a timescale for the delivery of this scheme, but can confirm we are working towards fixing the problem.

    Posted by Highways England at 11:47, Fri 7 December 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:49, Fri 4 January 2019

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