Lights not working
Reported via desktop in the Street lighting category anonymously at 19:03, Tue 8 December 2020
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
All the lights south of Commerce St bridge have gone off after recently being turned back on about 4 weeks ago. The lights on the A56 at this stretch keep the road, lay-by & cycle path that runs alongside the southbound carriage illuminated.
Thank you for reporting the lighting outage to us. We'll investigate this and make any necessary repairs.
Posted by Highways England at 10:50, Thu 10 December 2020
Thank you for your patience while we reviewed your report. We have switched off the lighting on this section of the A56. This is to support the Dept of Transports aim to reduce carbon emissions. 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.
We will continue to review this and may restore the lighting if the situation changes.
If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000
Please quote 21797540 to discuss this matter further.
Kind regards Highways England
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Highways England at 07:23, Wednesday 6 January 2021
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