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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Smartification works on the M27 at J4 has seen these columns on the left being disconnected from their supply, and they now have "DEAD" painted on their bases in green paint. The embankment behind them has been cleared and is being excavated back. The columns behind the camera have been rigged up with a new temporary supply connected via a waterproof box screwed to the base of the columns, with the supply cables running up the embankment in orange trunking.

On the other side of the carriageway all of these columns on the left are also marked "DEAD" except for the last 2 mounted on the edge of the retaining wall of the overbridge in the far distance. I suspect they are also disconnected, but are too high up to be marked.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:55 pm 
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Further to my last, all the columns pictured here on the LHS carriageway, forward to where the lighting ends just before J5, have now been removed.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:57 pm 
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The east side of J4 of the M27 is now unlit. All verge mounted columns have either been removed or disconnected. There is still working lighting on the slips to and from the M3, the central reservation lighting, west of the M3 north bound overbridge, is also still in place and working.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:19 pm 
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In addition to a number of columns on the M3 which were found to have corroded mounting studs being chopped down, which were installed in around 1991/2, a number of columns on the M3/M27 link roads which are slightly newer (about 1994) have also been chopped. Lighting that only lasts 25 years before structural failure; that is very poor.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 pm 
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A trip along this section at the end of of 2019,  showed that 26 columns have been removed from the central reservation, with 52  still standing, so a 3rd have been removed. Some dash cam footage, unfortunately the weather was dull and gloomy.

At the start of the lighting near J13, a large section with columns removed. Next central reservation columns are by the overhead gantry in the distance.

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Another section further south, with a big gap in the columns.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:58 pm 
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M27 J12 has seen more Lumas removed recently, presumably following more safety checks given the design flaw which causes them to fall from columns. Lanterns are missing from the twin bracket columns on the central reservation, as well as the single bracket columns on the link/slip roads.


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