St Denys Road traffic lights could be repaired by end of week
Tuesday, 06 February 2018
UPDATE: Usual lights back in action this afternoon 9/2/17
appears to have started on the repair of traffic lights at the junction
of Priory Road, St Denys Road and Cobden Bridge after a signal
controller was destroyed on January 27.
• Temporary lights cause headache for drivers as signal controller 'totally destroyed'
temporary lights, put in place after a collision on the junction, are
said to have been significantly adding to motorists' journey times
travelling down Cobden Avenue and over the bridge into town during rush
A spokesperson for Balfour Beatty said: "I can confirm that from
today [5/2/18] we will be on site carrying out the required repairs and
that the new traffic signals should be commissioned by the end of the
week. As we said on our Twitter feed it’s not a one size fits all with
traffic signals unfortunately, each individual set has a chip which has
to be specifically configured for the junction."
In response to some calls for a camera at the junction to deter red
light jumping, Balfour Beatty said delivery and management of such
cameras rests with the police.
Previously: Temporary lights cause headache for drivers as signal controller 'totally destroyed'
The remains of the damaged traffic light controller