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Hull’s traffic light system to get £500k upgrade with new…

Hull’s traffic light system to get £500k upgrade with new eco-friendly lamps
2021-08-18 11:25:00
Traffic light signals across Hull are being given a £500,000 eco-friendly upgrade. New funding from the Government will see Hull City Council replace existing old-fashioned halogen lamps with more energy-efficient electronic low voltage LEDs. Some of the cash from the Department for Transport will also be used to include more junction and crossing signals in the council's citywide traffic control system. READ MORE: Hull still worst area in country for Covid The so-called smart city system allows timings to be changed instantly if congestion builds up because of diversons caused by nearby accidents to ensure traffic keeps flowing smoothly. The award is the maximum that could have been given to a single authority under a £15m grant funding initiative. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. Other councils are using the cash to use drones to spot pot holes and trial the use of new materials in asphalt to reduce wear and tear on road surfaces. Councillor Dean Kirk, Hull's portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “I am delighted that we were successful in securing the full amount after applying for a traffic signals maintenance specific grant. Councillor Dean Kirk (Image: Hull Daily Mail) “This funding is fantastic news for all road users as it will help us to maintain and upgrade our traffic signals, making it easier and more efficient for people to travel around our city.” Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “This vital funding and work will cut journey times for people, reduce emissions and keep the UK at the forefront of technological developments in roads maintenance as we continue to invest in lo

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