Information about the Introduction of traffic signals at Appersett New Bridge

The Safer Roads Fund was established by the Department for Transport to provide road safety improvements on the 50 highest risk local A Roads in England. We have successfully bid, and have been approved funding for the following locations:

  • A167 Topcliffe to Busby Stoop
  • A6108 from Ripon to Scotch Corner
  • A684 from Leeming Bar to junction 37of the M6
  • A682 Barrowford to A65 at Long Preston

The original bid documents can be read here.

The A684 bid comprised of a number of works proposals including:

  • Hawes Town Centre
  • Various junction improvements
  • Layby improvements
  • Road marking improvements
  • Drainage works
  • Improvements to Traffic Signals                 

This consultation is for the introduction of 2-way vehicle activated traffic signals on the A684 Appersett New Bridge, which has been identified as a potential high risk site for collisions. The narrow road widths and sharp bends cause poor visibility and confusion over who has priority when crossing the bridge. Vehicle Activated signals will not only prioritise vehicles over safely but will also help slow down vehicles on the approach to the bridge.

The signals will rest on all-red, until an approaching vehicle is detected, and then change to green for that approach, when the road is clear, preventing head on meetings in the middle of the bridge and reducing the risk of damage to vehicles and the bridge structure.

Proposed scheme plan

Please see enclosed plan showing proposed scheme.


A  consultation response form is available here for completion (docx / 17 KB). All responses should be received by 26th June.

If you wish to discuss this proposal in further detail, please contact

Neil Linfoot
Improvement Manager
01609 780780