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Council Services:

Traffic lights

All traffic signals in Lincolnshire are owned and maintained by the county council.

They are operated and monitored from a manned control room in Lincoln, using a combination of automatically and manually-adjustable systems to reduce delays.

We work with emergency services to provide live peak-hour traffic and incident information to BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9, 104.7FM and 1368AM) and Lincs FM (102.2FM).

The traffic light network is maintained via rolling maintenance programmes:

  • All installations are inspected and cleaned annually
  • Each year, 12 to 15 installations are replaced with low voltage equipment and LED bulbs
  • Automatically-adjusting signals undergo operational checks every four years
  • A thorough electrical test is carried out on all installations every six years

We carry out additional maintenance and timing adjustments in response to reports from the public.


We aim to fix all faults within 24 hours but, with complex equipment or issues such as a power failure, this may take longer.

If you are unable to report a fault online, call 01522 782070 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).

Outside office hours, if your fault presents an immediate danger, call police on 101.

The council also authorises the use of temporary traffic lights.

Information about parking enforcement


Pay or challenge a PCN, apply for a Blue Badge and find out about parking enforcement.


Highway defects

Discovered highway defects such as potholes, lighting, flooding, signage, obstructed roads?


Constructing a dropped kerb

Request permission to construct a dropped kerb/vehicular crossing to an existing property.


Get in touch

General enquiries for highways, transport and environmental services.


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Last updated: 7 March 2017

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