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Street Lighting

Highways is responsible for around 115,000 street lights in the county – the majority of the street lights in the county.

The energy needed to power the street lights costs around £3.4m a year. We also spend around £5m on routine maintenance such as electrical repairs and replacing bulbs. In 2010 we spent over £1.5m replacing old and worn out lamp posts.

Until the introduction of part-night operation for Hertfordshire's street lights, the service generated about 22,300 tones of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Once fully implemented, part-night lighting will reduce this annual total by 30%. 
Use the links to the left of this page to find out more about streetlight maintenance, including fault reporting and the change to street lighting hours.