£2.6m to be spent on traffic signal upgrade in York

The City of York Council is spending £2.6 million on upgrading its “ageing” traffic signals in the city centre.

The five-year replacement roll-out programme was given the green light by Cllr Ian Gillies, executive member of transport and planning, in November 2015.

He said: “We’ve listened to residents and recognise that our traffic signals are not as reliable as they could be. Investing now will help to bring our systems into the 21st century, saving vital time spent otherwise on repairs and maintenance and more importantly saving money from the public purse.

“By investing in the basics now, it will help to keep York’s roads moving, improving journey reliability and the overall driving and commuter experience in York for future years.”

The last major overhaul of York’s traffic signals was in the mid 1990s with the introduction of the city’s new Urban Traffic Control system (UTC), which controls the city’s transport network.

Approximately half of the 122 traffic signals and pedestrian crossings in the city will be replaced over a five-year rolling programme.

Dynniq was awarded a single contract for the traffic signals renewals programme work last year.

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