Work to start on new traffic lights at busy Sidford junction

Work will start next month to upgrade the traffic lights at Sidford Cross, Devon County Council has confirmed.

The authority will replace the signals at the junction of the A3052/A375 and the adjacent pedestrian crossing. Work will begin on Monday, October 14 and is and expected to take just over two weeks to complete. The new signals will use LED extra low voltage equipment.

Preparatory work to install new traffic detection systems in the road was carried out earlier this year.

During the works, temporary four-way traffic lights will be in place.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Local Councillor for Sidmouth, said: “This is a very busy crossroads on an A-road so it’s important that we ensure the traffic signals are reliable.

“The advanced work was successfully carried out in June and the main phase of the scheme, which is the installation of the new signal units, has been timed to minimise disruption.

“The new LED equipment will also add to our on-going commitment to reduce our energy usage and carbon emissions.”

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