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Numerous lighting columns missing

Reported via mobile in the Street Light - Equipment damaged, pole leaning category anonymously at 17:43, Thursday 11 April 2024

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS5840557.

The street lighting on the section of Rochester way relief road between Kidbrooke interchange and falcon wood has been in a bad state for some time. Most of the columns have been chopped off at the base and a small number of new columns with LED fittings have been put in but it has looked like this for a couple of years now. Having numerous columns chopped off at the base looks pretty poor.. it seems like a work in progress but if TfL wanted to upgrade to LEDs I don’t see why they couldn’t have just put LED fittings on the existing columns as has been done on the stretch of the A2 between falcon wood and bexley. As I say, the old columns have been chopped above the base and left like that and it looks pretty bad and leaves sections of the carriageway with no street lighting. Assuming this is an ongoing project, is there any update as to when it will be finished? Many thanks

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This lighting problem has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a fault here. We have now referred this to our contractors, and this will be fixed during our next scheduled works, or sooner if possible. If this issue is related to a power outage this may take longer. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 17:47, Thursday 11 April 2024

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Friday 10 May 2024

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