Newland junction with The Avenue reopened after refurbishment

The busy Newland junction with The Avenue in Lincoln has been fully reopened after 12 weeks of work to refurbish the traffic lights.

The existing traffic light equipment was replaced as it reached the end of its life, and new pedestrian crossings are now in place.

The junction and its approaches were also resurfaced, with street lighting upgraded and extra low voltage signals equipment installed to reduce energy consumption.

Dave Garner from the County Council’s traffic signals team said he was pleased to switch the new lights on during Friday evening, which have a lifespan of 25 years:

“The lights will be monitored over the next week in case any fine-tuning is required.

“We also took the opportunity to add a crossing – improving safety for pedestrians – upgrade the streetlighting and resurface the area.

“The traffic lights also use low voltage equipment, reducing the council’s energy consumption and carbon footprint, so a great improvement all round.”