Motorists to face delays until Christmas when Holes Bay traffic light works begin on Monday (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Motorists to face delays until Christmas when Holes Bay traffic light works begin on Monday
12:00pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
DRIVERS face lengthy delays until Christmas when works on Poole’s busy Holes Bay traffic lights get under way on Monday.
The £90,000 work will involve replacing the current signals, which Poole council says have come to the end of their life and are becoming unreliable.
The work is due to finish by December 20.
The council says the new lights will be more responsive to changing traffic flows and will be better synchronised with signals at Asda and Hunger Hill.
It says there will be more efficient software at the junction, improving traffic flow outside peak hours.
And it says there will be benefits for cyclists and pedestrians, who will be better able to cross the main road.
During the first two weeks of the work, there will be no right turn in and out of Sterte Road. The Bor-ough of Poole says this will be the least disruptive arrangement for residents.
Cllr Xena Dion, the council’s cabinet member for a prosperous and sustainable Poole, said: “The condition of these signals has deteriorated to such an extent that they will soon be no longer fit for purpose. We are pleased that we are able to upgrade the signals at this busy junction now providing additional benefits to all road users.
“We have programmed the works in a manner which is least disruptive to motorists and have decided against using temporary signals which would cause significant delays to all traffic passing through this junction.
“We would like to thank local residents and road users in advance for their understanding and patience while these improvement works are carried out.”
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