Traffic lights proposal is put on hold as council considers feedback

Godsey Lane, Market Deeping.
Godsey Lane, Market Deeping.
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Traffic lights due to be installed in Market Deeping have been put on hold after a huge public reaction against the scheme.

Lincolnshire County Council had been due to install seven sets of lights along Godsey Lane and roads leading into it from February 4.

The work was expected to take 23 weeks.

Despite the county council saying last week the lights were deemed as “most appropriate solution” to deal with the traffic it has now postponed the work.

Head of highways at Lincolnshire County Council Brian Thompson, said: “The proposal to make changes to Godsey Lane has been deferred and this will give us more time to speak with the local councils and the bus company and consider their feedback.”

Leading the fight against the lights is Andy Pelling, of Kesteven Close, who launched an online petition on December 17 because he feels lights will cause traffic hold-ups.

The petition now has about 600 signatures.

Mr Pelling says the junction does not need lights and should be left as it is.

Delaine Buses has already shorted the route of its 102 service because of the 

The 102 no longer goes along Godsey Lane as the firm says it expects the lights would add extra time to the route and cause delays elsewhere.