Bridgend Council leads the way using modern temporary traffic lights

A new temporary traffic light system is currently being used for refurbishment works in Bridgend town centre.

A first of its kind in Wales, the modern system is being used during the upgrade of the traffic lights located at the junction of Park Street and Angel Street, along the A473. Delays have been kept to a minimum and all feedback has been positive.

The system is designed to mimic the set-up of the original traffic lights so flow of vehicles can continue as normal as possible. Council officers are also monitoring the traffic flow to ensure the system is effective.

The refurbishment of the existing traffic lights is needed as they are over 25 years old and the upgrade is essential to safeguard pedestrians, as well as making sure that traffic is managed in the best way possible on what is one of the county borough’s busiest routes.

The works follow-on from previous work completed on traffic lights at the A473’s junction with Broadlands.

Cllr John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “I welcome the essential changes being made to the traffic light system in Bridgend. It’s pleasing to see that the council is leading the way, by pioneering this new temporary system, to enable improvements to be carried out with the least disruption as possible to motorists.”

The work is scheduled to be completed within the next five weeks.