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Traffic light refurbishment and replacement works

Following a successful campaign for funding via the Asset Management Strategy work, we have started a five year programme of traffic light refurbishment works with our traffic light contractors, Siemens.

What are we doing?

Traffic lights equipment that has become obsolete or is beginning to fail due to age and wear will be gradually replaced with new equipment.

What are the benefits of the work?

Where possible we will be incorporating new technologies. All of the refurbishments will include upgrading to extra low voltage cabling and equipment to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.

Will there be a temporary pedestrian crossing in place during the works?

Each site has been assessed, and not all will have replacement pedestrian crossings. The factors that determine if there will be a temporary crossing include how close schools are, speed limit, and the location of other crossing points.

How can I safely cross the road?

Ask our team on site - they will be able to direct you to the closest crossing.

Why can't this money be used for potholes/roads?

Surrey's assets management team has allocated money for the traffic light refurbishment programme. This has been due to several years of underinvestment in traffic lights.

Why can't you do the work at the same time as other roadworks?

Where possible we are programming the work to be done at the same time as other Surrey work or utility works. This is to reduce the impact on road users.

Will the temporary light phasing be the same as the replaced lights?

The phasing will be similar to the permanent lights. The temporary lights will not be as reactive as the new lights, and may result in delays. We will monitor the lights and phasing.