Flooding prompts traffic light refurbishment at busy Crawley junction

 

Release date: 30 November 2020

Flood damage has prompted the need for traffic light refurbishment work at the Gatwick Road/Beehive Ring Road junction in Crawley.

Periodic, localised flooding of the neighbouring watercourse has damaged the existing equipment. The controller will now be relocated and a full upgrade of the traffic signals’ heads and push buttons will also be carried out.

Work is scheduled to start today (Monday, 30 November) and likely to take about two weeks.

Temporary traffic lights in operation for the protection of the public and workforce and delays are likely. If possible, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, particularly during peak periods.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do all we can to try to minimise this as much as possible.”

The work, including the upgrades, will cost about £60,000.

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