Traffic lights to be turned off

Coun John Jones
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Traffic lights at a Blackpool roundabout are to be temporarily turned off this week to monitor its impact on traffic flow.

Traffic signals at the roundabout joining Poulton Road, St Walburgas Road, Westcliffe Drive, Plymouth Road and Carleton Avenue were bagged over and turned off on Sunday and will remain off until this Saturday March 14. The temporary situation will be signed.

A lot of people had varying opinions on how the roundabout worked when the traffic signals were turned off last year

Blackpool Council is currently assessing driver and pedestrian use with operational signals, and will compare this directly to data obtained when the signals are not functioning next week.

Traffic lights at the roundabout were temporarily turned off last year while new equipment was installed by Eon, sparking a variety of opinions from drivers and pedestrians who use it regularly.

In response to local residents’ views, Blackpool Council’s transport boss promised to monitor conditions at the roundabout for all users, before settling on a final decision about its future.

Coun John Jones, cabinet member for highways and transport said: “A lot of people had varying opinions on how the roundabout worked when the traffic signals were turned off last year.

“I pledged to take a look into it and this is exactly what we’re doing.”

The lights will be switched back on during the morning of Sunday 15 March, with the temporary traffic measures removed.