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Traffic Signals At Holes Bay Being Upgraded

Works to upgrade the traffic signals at Holes Bay will begin on Monday 4 November.

The works, costing £90,000, will involve the replacement of the current signals which have come to the end of their working life and are becoming unreliable.

The upgraded signals will provide a number of additional benefits to road users including:

*  being more responsive to fluctuation in traffic flows throughout the day
*  improved synchronisation with the signals at Asda and Hunger Hill
*  having more efficient software running the signal junction thereby improving traffic flow outside of peak hours
*  enhanced benefits for cyclists and improved facilities for pedestrians to cross the main road

Traffic using Holes Bay Road to come in and out of the town centre will be unaffected. However there will be no right turn in and out of Sterte Road during the first two weeks. Although this will cause disruption to local traffic, which will need to use an alternative route, this is the least disruptive arrangement for residents and highway users. Crossing facilities for pedestrians will be available by Asda throughout the period of the works.
 
Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "The condition of these signals has deteriorated to such an extent that they will soon be no longer fit for purpose. We are pleased that we are able to upgrade the signals at this busy junction now providing additional benefits to all road users.

"We have programmed the works in a manner which is least disruptive to motorists and have decided against using temporary signals which would cause significant delays to all traffic passing through this junction.

"We would like to thank local residents and road users in advance for their understanding and patience while these improvement works are carried out."

The works are programmed to be completed by 20 December.