North Bar Without will undergo a major project next month that will see 12 traffic lights replaced.
The work which is due to start on 11 March will see old style lights replaced with energy efficient lights. Furthermore, new traffic signals will also use enhanced modern technology.
In a statement released, East Riding of Yorkshire Council said;
“The scheme will see the older 230-volt traffic lights replaced with brand new energy-saving, 48-volt LED lights.”
“New controllers will also be installed which use smarter technology to improve the way junctions work. Also, new robust aluminium poles will be installed which could last up to 50 years.”
Work on this project and one in Withernsea will be carried out by out by council contractor Siemens. This is the same firm who installed the lights at the Grove Hill Road junction.
North Bar Without Traffic Light Replacement Will Cost £68,000
In Beverley, 12 traffic lights will be replaced at a cost of £68,000. Work that will be undertaken will include lights at the pedestrian crossing nearby in Wylies Road.
During the project that is expected to take three weeks, four-way temporary traffic lights will be put in place.
Motorists are being given advanced notice of the works to help plan journeys. Also, it is advised drivers should allow additional times for their journey during this period.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“The traffic lights at both these junctions are showing signs of age. In Withernsea, for example, the sea air has caused corrosion to the steel poles and heads of the traffic lights.”
“So we need to install these new traffic lights and poles which are designed to save energy and to last much longer.”
“There will be some disruption to traffic during this short period of work because of the temporary traffic lights in place. We’d like to thank motorists and pedestrians in advance for their patience.”