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£140,000 scheme to replace traffic lights at two junctions in Beverley

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Tue, 09 Jul 2019
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Traffic lights at two major junctions in Beverley are to be replaced as part of a £140,000 upgrade scheme.

Work is due to begin on Monday 15 July at the junction of New Walkergate with Morton Lane and Walkergate to install the brand new energy-saving lights.

That will be followed by a second scheme to replace the traffic lights and poles at the nearby New Walkergate and Manor Road junction with Norwood and Hengate, which is due to start on Monday 12 August.

The project will see the older 230-volt traffic lights replaced with brand new energy-saving, 48-volt LED lights.

New controllers will also be installed at both sites which use smarter technology to improve the way junctions work.

The work is to be carried out by the council’s street lighting and signage team together with contractor Siemens.

New Walkergate, Morton Lane and Walkergate junction

This scheme is expected to take five days and will see the replacement of the traffic lights and controllers only.

During this time, four-way temporary traffic lights will be in place and new temporary pedestrian crossing points will be in operation.

New Walkergate, Manor Road, Norwood and Hengate junction

The work at this site is expected to take two weeks and will see the replacement of the traffic lights and controllers.

All 16 poles will also be replaced with new robust aluminium poles which could last up to 50 years.

During this time, four-way temporary traffic lights will be in place and new temporary pedestrian crossing points will be in operation.

The work follows a similar upgrade of the traffic lights at the North Bar Without junction which took place in March.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The current traffic lights at both of these junctions are showing signs of age and therefore we are making this investment to install new lights which are designed to save energy and to last much longer.

“There will be some disruption to traffic during this work because we will need to use four-way temporary traffic lights, so we would like to thank motorists and pedestrians in advance for their patience while this essential work is complete.”