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10 Weeks Of Disruption For Royal George/London Road Traffic Lights

London Road Traffic Lights

2014 will start with a whole TEN WEEKS of disruption at the London Road/Royal George Road/Lower Church Road crossroads as West Sussex Council Council have scheduled a large amount of maintenance work.

This will include:

  • Upgrade of all existing obsolete signals equipment including installation of more energy efficient LED signal heads.
  • Upgrade of underground signal cabling and installation of new ducting system.
  • Improved footway area with refreshed tactile paving.
  • Installation of pedestrian crossing points on each arm of the junction.
  • Installation of intelligent traffic monitoring equipment for improved signal reactions.
  • Traffic management will have a number of phases. The existing lights will be kept working for as long as possible before temporary 4 way traffic signals are put into operation during excavation and surface curing. Lane narrowing will be required at different times. Where possible all traffic management will be kept to a minimum to reduce impact.

If you’re a fan of 4 way temporary traffic lights, then you’ll be counting away the days until January 6th.

Merry Christmas.

2 Responses to “10 Weeks Of Disruption For Royal George/London Road Traffic Lights”

  1. Grumpy Cyclist on March 19th, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    The new lights appear to be controlled by traffic sensors. Great in theory as it should balance traffic levels and timing. However, the sensors fail to pick up cyclists. So unless a car comes up behind you to trigger a sensor, you'll have a long wait……………….unless……………you decide to hop off and use the pedestrian crossing, or (heaven forbid) you run a red light!

  2. Yes, I've found the same. Tonight I just sat there and watched the other lights "cycle" through several phases while mine stayed firmly on red. Not happy. I will complain to the council tomorrow.

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