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Traffic Lights Set For Switch On

Monday November 4 2013




THE traffic signals and pedestrian crossings on Wakefield Road will be in operation this week.

A spokeswoman for Barnsley Council said the signals, at the junction with Old Mill Lane and the new bus corridor, are fully automated and able to adapt to varying traffic conditions via loop sensors installed within the road surface.

She said: "Resurfacing work has been carried out overnight in the river bridge area, where a number of the detector loops have been installed."

She said the council's traffic signal contractor will undertake fine tuning of the signals over several days to ensure they operate as smoothly as possible to improve traffic flow in the area.

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Reply Posted by rick on Monday November 4 2013 at 14:35
Are we going to have some soap star to turn them on. I'm sure a lot of drivers will want to celebrate after all these years of waiting.

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Monday November 4 2013 at 15:14
The Council will stuff it up as per usual.

"She said the council's traffic signal contractor will undertake fine tuning of the signals over several days to ensure they operate as smoothly as possible to improve traffic flow in the area."

In other words get ready for jams

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Monday November 4 2013 at 16:46
So resurfacing has been done! Hasn't this whole area just been done when they did all the work for the bus lane? Why weren't the loops installed at that time? More money wasted

Reply Posted by Bob Bobbington on Monday November 4 2013 at 18:41
Grind my gears, the surfacing works have been done on nights last week by the asda, over the river bridge, so haven't been done twice.

Reply Posted by lol on Monday November 4 2013 at 18:48
think it would run alot better if there was no traffic lights at all ,and them at the bottom of carlton hill they just take the p--s with how long it takes to get frew them,in a morning from around 8 / 8-30 then same again at around 2 -30 until tea time

Reply Posted by Roary on Monday November 4 2013 at 19:13
Unfortunately I'm old enough to remember smithies without traffic lights and you could never get out of side roads and they didn't run buses in and out of smithies as it were to tight, so it's a bit unfair to blame it all on the lights. Problem is these days there's a lot more cars on the road.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Monday November 4 2013 at 19:30
It should be fun watch out for customers with ASDA trolleys overtaking at the Junction of Wickes DIY

Can not Wait ant chance of some Fireworks Sid could light them. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Swifty on Monday November 4 2013 at 19:34
@roary can you remember Gypsy Ben with his horse and cart. He used to call every day to New Lodge Club have 15 pints plus.

The horse used to know the way home I've seen some really traffic tail backs turning down Smithy Lane.

Childhood memories God Bless You Ben.

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Monday November 4 2013 at 20:46
Sorry bob thought they ment on the work already done upto the bridge, as have seen this area been inspected recently. Do you know if a loop was laid at the wakefiels road end when this was been done

Reply Posted by Bob Bob on Monday November 4 2013 at 23:00
When I walked home from work tonight you could see some black rectangles in road surface which weren't there a couple of days ago. Wickes job looked to be working good, it was ques from smithies and Asda which were problem lol

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 08:39
Were these squares on wakefield road or the new bit at wickes?

Reply Posted by T on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 08:45
God help us.