Over 90 street lights set to be fixed

Approximately 95 lights are set to be fixed.
Approximately 95 lights are set to be fixed.

Around 95 street lights are set to return to normal operation this week after a fault was discovered in the system.

A concerned resident from Ballyduff contacted the Times on March 19 to say that lights in the Ballyfore Road, Ballyduff Brae, Forthill Drive and Forthill Park areas had been out for a number of days.

In response to a media query from the Times, a spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure said: “An online report was received on Friday, March 16, reporting a large number of street lights not working in the Ballyduff area.

“DfI engineers attended that day and discovered a problem with the photocell sensor controlling the switching of approximately 95 lights.

“In order to get the lights working again, they were left burning continuously until a permanent repair, which requires the replacement of a section of underground cable, could be carried out. This work has been scheduled to be completed on March 22, when the lights will be returned to normal operation.”