Upgrades to traffic signal equipment are set to improve traffic flow and journey time at Littlefield Lane, A1136 Cromwell Road / Dudley Street junction as part of the council’s Local Transport Plan.
The works will be managed and overseen by the council’s partner, EQUANS, with contractor PBS Construction (NE) Ltd carrying out the works, which also includes carriageway resurfacing and repainting of road markings.
The national shortage of electronic equipment means the scheme will be delivered in two phases.
The first phase will take place between 7:30am to 6pm from Monday 21 March 2022 to Friday 8 April 2022. During this time, carriageway resurfacing will be completed in preparation for the traffic signal upgrades due in June.
24-hour three-way traffic signals will be in place at the Littlefield Lane, A1136 Cromwell Road / Dudley Street junction, and Littlefield Lane (between Dudley Street and Prince’s Avenue) will be closed for the duration. Access will be maintained to Cromwell Avenue via the Chantry Lane / Littlefield Lane junction with signed diversion route.
Between 7:30am and 6pm on Wednesday 6 April 2022, Littlefield Lane will be closed for carriageway resurfacing and road marking works to be completed.
The second phase, currently scheduled to be completed in June, will include the removal of the existing traffic signal equipment which is at the end of its serviceable life. New traffic signals will be installed, which will improve traffic flow and reduce journey times at the junction.
The council, EQUANS, and PBS Construction (NE) Ltd would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.