All systems go in Weston
By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:59
More investment and improvements have been taking place on North Somerset's roads with the replacement of traffic signals in Churchill and Weston-super-Mare.
The traffic lights at Churchill crossroads, where the A38 meets the A369, have been replaced.
The lights at the busy junction were coming to the end of their life and faults were developing.
The new lights are extra low voltage and use LED technology and react more quickly to traffic flows and approaching vehicles.
The pedestrian crossings were also upgraded to make them safer to use.
Work also included new road lining, resurfacing a pavement and drainage repairs.
Despite the bad weather including snow and flooding and heavy traffic flows the scheme was carried out on time with in four weeks by Select, Siemens and Balfour Beatty and cost £82,000 to complete.
The work has already seen improvements in travel times through the junction.
The Rev Kate Sax, vicar of Churchill and Langford, said: "I'd like to express my admiration and congratulations on the way the work was carried out on this very busy junction.
"The traffic flow has also improved."
In the second scheme obsolete traffic lights at the crossing of New Bristol Road and Summer Lane in Weston-super-Mare have been replaced with new energy-saving low voltage LED lights.
As part of the upgrade changes were made so that cyclists are now able to use the lights.
The works took four days to complete and were carried out by were Select and Siemens, at a cost of £20,000.