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Lighting - traffic lights
Traffic lights, also known as traffic signals, are used to manage the flow of all types of traffic to minimise congestion and delays.
Permanent traffic signals are provided at junctions to:
Provision of permanent traffic signals
The County Council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of all permanent traffic signals on the roads which we maintain, this includes:
Additional facilities may also be provided to assist disabled pedestrians in safe passage across the road, for example audible and tactile signals and signs mounted above the push button for visually impaired pedestrians.
Using temporary traffic signals on the highway
Contractors may apply to use temporary traffic signal controls on County Council maintained highway where roadworks are being carried out to help manage traffic flow whilst work is being progressed. View more information about temporary traffic signals on the highway here.
Lighting - traffic lights - frequently asked questions