Derby Traffic Light Upgrade
A fresh funding will see traffic lights across Derby upgraded and repaired soon.
11:51 21 September 2021
Derby traffic lights will soon be upgraded - thanks to an additional Government funding that was recently awarded to the local council.
Debry City Council, which is among the 21 councils to receive the highest funding, will use the extra money to identify city areas where traffic flow can be improved and as a result, reduce congestion and air pollution. The funding will be used to support programmes of work until March 2023.
Councillor Matthew Holmes, cabinet member for regeneration, decarbonisation and strategic planning and transport, and deputy leader of the council, said: "This is a fantastic result for Derby allowing us to upgrade our traffic signal assets with the latest technology.
"Ongoing maintenance of traffic signals is always a challenge but it is vital as we strive to improve road safety, congestion and our climate change goals."
The 20-week project has already started at one of the city's busiest roundabouts late last month. it will see all the pedestrian and cyclist crossing points replaced.
A spokesperson for Derby City Council added: "The latest traffic signal technology improves the efficiency of the road network for road users, providing better provision for pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable road users as well as motor vehicles."