More than £500,000 to improve traffic lights across Wiltshire

WORK to update traffic lights on Wiltshire roads will continue after more than £500,000 of funding was secured.

Wiltshire Council has been handed the money from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant (TSOG) to fund improvements to lights and crossings.

A total of £584,521.45 will be spent improving infrastructure that has a set of traffic lights, including both signalled traffic junctions and pedestrian crossings.

Cllr Nick Holder, cabinet member for highways at the council, said: “We’re delighted to receive this additional funding that will be spent on improving and replacing traffic signals throughout the county.

“We haven’t yet decided on the specific sites that this funding will be used for, but we are planning to improve approximately 30 sets of traffic lights, from simple upgrades such as renewing the monitoring equipment through to full-scale replacements of lights that have reached their end of life.

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“In our Business Plan, we have committed to having well-connected communities, and this funding will help us to install the latest equipment to help us meet that goal and ensure we have traffic signal assets that will last for many years to come.

“Our officers will now look to create a forward plan of improvements and upgrades, as we have until March 2026 to complete this work.”

This is the second grant the council has received from DfT to upgrade traffic lights, as it was awarded £500,000 in 2021.

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