Traffic lights are used to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians and also to control the flow of traffic.
Traffic conditions are monitored using CCTV and Traffic Management Systems in order to allow appropriate changes to traffic signal timings to suit live traffic conditions. Traffic related messages can be displayed on the Traffic Information Signs at various locations throughout the borough to inform road users of a variety of planned events or live incidents that may have an impact on the highway network.
The traffic lights used in Telford and Wrekin are controlled in a number of different ways:
- Fixed Time Plans
- Vehicle Actuated
- Cableless Linking Facility
- Urban Traffic Control
- Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique
Temporary traffic lights fault
If the fault is with a set of temporary signals there should be a courtesy board with the signal that has the contact details for the contractor. Please contact the contractor directly. If there is no courtesy board then please contact us to report the problem.
View information about applying to place temporary traffic lights and stop/go boards on the highway.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Why are alterations made to the highway when there does not seem to be a problem?
- Why are traffic signals installed?
- Why do I sit waiting at a red signal when there are no opposing vehicles?
- I have seen traffic signals with right turn arrows that never seem to appear. Why is this?
- At pedestrian crossings why does the ‘green man’ time seem so short?