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Street lights and traffic lights

Report an issue with a street light or a traffic light, view the council’s street light replacement programme or request a street light relocation or a new set of traffic lights.

Can I request new traffic lights?

You should contact your local town or parish council about this issue, as they are usually the main point of contact and may already be working with us to address the concern:

Request new traffic lights by contacting your local parish or town council

Why is the council replacing street lights?

We have secured £6 million from the Government’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund to improve street lighting in the East Riding by 2018. This allows us to replace street lights that may be:

  • cracked or damaged
  • past their life expectancy
  • using significantly more energy than newer lights.

The new lights will be whiter than the older style orange lights currently in use, which gives better lighting and uses less energy. Replacement columns will usually be made of steel, although different columns may be used in conservation areas.

Which street lights will be replaced, and when?

The replacement programme will take up to four years to complete, with replacement complete in 2018.

Street lighting replacement programme directory

Will replacement street lights be in the same location?

The majority of replacements will be within one metre of the old column but this depends on several factors, such as if a road is being redesigned to help improve pedestrian and vehicle safety.

When work is carried out, we will display notices to inform local residents and mark the location of a new street light location on the pavement.