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Street lighting project in the borough

Boston Borough Council has received some enquiries about planned reductions in the hours that street lights are lit. This is a Lincolnshire County Council initiative and not Boston Borough Council.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, Lincolnshire County Council invested £6.4M in their street lighting transformation project in order to save £1.7M every year.

As part of the the project, they implemented part night lighting in many parts of the county. This is when the lights are normally switched off around midnight and back on around 6am if light levels require it. Part-night lights have sensors that monitor the number of daylight hours. When the clocks change, there will be a period of adjustment lasting several days where the lights may turn off earlier or later than usual. This is not a fault.  An investigation into the impact of the changes was conducted by a panel of councillors. Its findings and recommendations have now been published.

Switch offs - we continue to work with the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership to assess the possibility of switching off up to 3,000 streetlights. These are predominantly situated on main routes away from residential areas. This will affect many roads, including: A15, A16, A17, A153, A157, A158. A607, A52, A57.

Conversion to LED of approximately 17,000 lights, which will be dimmed later at night. The majority of these are located on main roads and distributor roads around the county - e.g. main roads like the A15, A46 and distributor roads like Tritton Road in Lincoln and John Adams Way in Boston

For more information please visit or alternatively to make a report please fill in the appropriate form at Report a street or footway lighting fault  .

If you are unable to report a fault on line please call 01522 782070 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or email for any other enquiries.

Outside office hours, if your fault presents an immediate danger, call the police on 101.