Release date: 2 September 2021
Obsolete traffic lights will be replaced soon with new, more reliable and energy-efficient equipment at the London Road/Beehive Ring Road junction on the A23 in Crawley.
The existing traffic lights are reaching the end of their lifespan, with replacement parts difficult to source. Work is scheduled to start on 13 September, with lane closures and a speed-limit reduction through the works area for the protection of both the public and workforce.
The Beehive Ring Road, between the junction with London Road and the first roundabout south of the signals junction, will also be closed. Bus priority will continue at this junction once the works are complete.
A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “The new equipment will use LED technology, improving the signals’ reliability, reducing maintenance and saving energy. They will also be more reactive to traffic movements.”
If possible, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, particularly during peak periods.
The spokesperson added: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the work but please bear in mind this project will lead to long-term improvements. We will do all we can to try to minimise disruption.”
Subject to factors such as severe weather, the project is scheduled to take 10 weeks and estimated to cost £250,000.