Street lighting and illuminated traffic signs
We currently manage and maintain 80,000 street lights and 5,500 illuminated traffic signs on the county's roads.
Our policy is to enable roads and footpaths to be used safely by providing, improving and maintaining effective and efficient street lighting and illuminated traffic signs. This helps to improve environmental standards and reduce energy and carbon dioxide.
Damaged or faulty street lights can cause serious injury or death and should not be touched or interfered with. Report a street lighting problem
Damaged street lights
On average, over 99% of all street lights in the county are working at any one time. However, faults and damage can occur, eg electricity supply interruptions, adverse weather conditions, vandalism.
To minimise the risk of problems of going undetected we carry out routine inspections on all of our street lights and illuminated traffic signs.
Street lighting standards
Street lighting in residential housing developments and industrial estates provided by developers for future adoption by us must comply with our street lighting specification. Our Specification for Street Lighting Installations - Residential and Industrial Estates was amended March 2014.
Illuminated road signs
A1(M), A66 and A19
These roads aren't maintained by us, but by Highways England. Contact A-one+ Integrated Highway Services for the A1(M) and A66, and Autolink (01642 560 637) for the A19.
- Highways and Streetscene
- 03000 261 000