Request for traffic signals switch out

Request for traffic signals to be switched out.

1 Overview

You can request traffic signals be switched out (the process of turning off a set of lights, bagging them and displaying a sign to indicate that they are not in use) while work is carried out on the road.

The minimum notice period required for a switch out is 24-hours.

2 Cost

The costs for requesting a switch out are:

  • pedestrian crossing: £728.70
  • traffic signals junction: £949.70

You will need to provide a purchase order number when requesting the switch out.

3 Request

Complete our online form to request a switch out.

Request traffic signals switch out

4 What happens next?

A traffic signals engineer will attend both the switch off and switch on.

Should there be any delay at either stage of the switch out, you must phone us with a minimum of 2 hours' notice to rearrange the time. Failure to do this could incur further charges or result in the switch out being aborted.

  • Phone: 0808 164 2260 

If the site is unoccupied for the switch off the engineer will wait for 15 minutes and then call the site contact. If the call is unanswered a voicemail will be left, if possible. They will wait a further 15 minutes before making a final phone call to the site contact.

If no communication has been made after 30 minutes the engineer will leave the site, which could incur a charge for an aborted visit.

Last updated:
25 June 2024
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