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A38 lighting repair dates confirmed

Friday 6th January 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
A38 lighting repair dates confirmed

Highways England have confirmed the dates of the work to repair the lighting along the A38 at Branston.

The A38 will be subject to overnight road and lane closures between 19th January and 12th March while the contractor Kier repairs the lighting on behalf of Highways England.  The work will involve the lighting columns and the electrical cables being replaced.

The lighting was turned off in the autumn of 2016 due to problems with the electrics causing a safety issue.  Local residents and users of the A38 then raised concerns that the lack of lighting was making driving conditions more difficult and dangerous in particular for pedestrians and those who live along the A38.

After being made aware of these concerns, Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths arranged an urgent meeting with Highways England to get to the bottom of the problem and urge them to put a solution in place as soon as possible.  They agreed at that meeting that the repairs would be made early in the New Year, and the dates have now been announced.

Andrew said: “It is fantastic news that the work to repair the lighting along the A38 has now been scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks.  This work is important for the safety of residents and road users and once the lighting has been switched back on it will make a huge difference.”

Full road closures will be kept to a minimum where possible during the works, but where it is necessary, traffic will be diverted from the Alrewas junction along the A515 and A50.

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