New puffin crossing and energy saving lights set to be installed in Scotgate, Stamford

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Energy efficient traffic lights will replace the existing signals at the junction of Scotgate and West Street in Stamford, while a new puffin crossing will also be installed.

The new signals will use LED technology, which is more energy efficient as it uses extra low voltage. It also requires less annual maintenance so reduces ongoing running costs.

The new pedestrian crossings will be fitted with Puffin-type equipment which uses above ground detection to vary the crossing period depending on the walking speed of people on the crossing.

The works are due to start on Tuesday, May 3, and expected to last for six weeks. They will be carried out within four way temporary signals, to avoid the need for any road closures, and minimising disruption to residents.

Tim Clark, traffic signals manager, said: “The new signals will be easier to maintain and much more energy efficient, making savings on annual costs, while the puffin-style crossing will be safer for pedestrians, ensuring that they have time to cross, without causing unnecessary delays to traffic.”