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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.

In light of ongoing funding cuts, the county council is looking to save £1.7 million from its annual £5m street lighting budget. This is being achieved by the following changes:

Conversion to LED of approximately 17,000 lights, which will also 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.

'Part-night' lighting is being introduced in residential, and some other, areas, where lights will turn on at dusk, switch off at around midnight and come back on at around 6am if needed. This will affect 38,000 streetlights.

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.

All LCC streetlights are being considered. However, due to the sheer number, the changes will take up to 12 months to implement. The changes are proposed to take place between April 2016 and March 2017.

It wouldn't be appropriate to make changes in certain areas, therefore there will be some places where lights will remain switched on all night.

In order to achieve the required savings, changes will be made to 58,000 of 68,000 street lights by the end of March 2017.

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

Any queries please contact 01522 782070.