Release date: 3 March 2020
Obsolete traffic lights are to be replaced with new, more reliable and energy-efficient equipment at the Old Shoreham Road/Mile Oak Road junction in Southwick.
The existing signals are reaching the end of their lifespan, with replacement parts difficult to source. Work is scheduled to start on 16 March, with temporary traffic lights and lane closures in place for the protection of both the public and workforce.
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. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the work but this project will lead to long-term improvements.
“We will do all we can to try to minimise disruption, such as manually controlling the temporary signals during busy periods.”
Queues are likely on all approaches to the junction during the works and, if possible, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes, particularly during peak periods.
Subject to factors such as severe weather, the project is scheduled to take until 15 May to complete.
The improvement scheme is expected to cost about £120,000.