Faulty control system leaves Jersey's tunnel lights stuck on full brightness

Road users have said the lights were too bright when driving through the tunnel at night. Credit: ITV Channel

Jersey motorists have taken to using their sun visors late at night to avoid being dazzled by the bright lights inside the tunnel in St Helier.

The intensity of the lights is meant to vary throughout the day to match the conditions outside, but they have been stuck in their daytime setting.

Drivers have posted on social media saying the lights are "very uncomfortable on the eyes at night" and even reported near-misses with pedestrians crossing at the end of the tunnel while their eyes adjust to the conditions.

The lights were installed in 2018 at a cost of £500,000 replacing the previous system which had been in place for more than 20 years.

The government has confirmed that they are working with suppliers to "arrange for the specialist equipment to be supplied".

It is hoped technicians will attend to fix the issue soon.

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