Well-Lit Highways

Well-lit Highways Code of PracticeWell-Lit Highways, the code of practice for highway lighting management was published in November 2004. It provides local authorities with guidance on lighting management in an ever changing environment, creating a strong foundation for a positive and lasting road lighting maintenance policy. Adoption of the recommendations in this code will help the delivery of Best Value services. Whilst the code is specifically intended for road lighting, the principles are equally applicable to other forms of exterior lighting.

'Well-managed highway infrastructure' superceds the previous Codes 'Well-maintained Highways', 'Well-lit Highways' and 'Management of Highway Structures'.  This was published on 28 October 2016.  The new Code can either be adopted straightaway by authorities or they have until October 2018 to adopt a risk based approach.

The Code was drafted by a team from Atkins Odlin www.atkinsodlin.co.uk on behalf of the UK Lighting Board. It is one of a suite of Codes commissioned by the UK Roads Liaison Group.

The Code is available as an Adobe Acrobat file below.

Latest version of Well-Lit Highways

Well-lit Highways - Code of Practice

The above version supersedes all previous versions . A list of all changes introduced from the original Code together with the date of introduction is included at the front of the Code.
If you wish to look at a version of the Code highlighting all the changes from the previous version, please see:   Well-lit Highways - Tracked Changes . Older versions of the Code are archived on the UKRLG website (when you click on the file the archived versions will be shown).