Part time lights set to be switched on
Workers on Telford’s Stafford Park are going to find their evening commute home improved from Monday – when part time signals are switched on at the Randlay Interchange.
The move is part of the improvements that have been made to the island, which is one of six key gateways across the borough to benefit from the Growth Point programme.
The improvements aim to reduce congestion during evening peak times. The new lights are the first part time traffic lights in the borough and will be on from 4-7pm Monday to Friday.
This will significantly benefit vehicles trying to leave Stafford Park. Timings of the lights will be reviewed once they are fully operational.
The part time signals will also make it easier to manage traffic during major events in the town centre, Telford Town Park and The International Centre.
Councillor Angela McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Transport, said: “This roundabout is particularly congested at peak times and during major events.
“It is likely to become even busier as the borough continues to grow, particularly with the T54 site attracting new inward investment and creating more jobs.
“These part time traffic lights are on the exit slips from the A442 and the circulatory with the aim of managing the flow of traffic in the busiest periods. The lights will be switched on permanently on Monday.”
The Telford Growth Point package has seen a series of transport infrastructure improvements aimed at supporting the creation of jobs and new homes.
The investment is aimed at increasing the capacity of the transport network to allow for future anticipated growth and inward investment.
Other roundabouts that have benefited from the Growth Point package investment are Limekiln Bank, Ketley Brook, Clock Tower, Shawbirch and Trench Lock.