Evesham's traffic lights to be assessed

Evesham traffic model Published Wednesday, 9th January 2019

Evesham's traffic light systems will be assessed to see if technological advancements could improve efficiency as part of the ongoing scheme to improve travel through the town.

Worcestershire County Council is in the process of looking for a third party to reasses the control systems of Evesham's traffic signals.

All traffic signals detect and respond to the traffic that is present but the software that controls this response is improved from time to time. The update will ensure that Evesham's traffic signals are up to date and working as efficiently as possible.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "This process is the latest step in the Evesham Transport Strategy, which seeks to develop and deliver a range of measures across the short, medium and long term.

"As we have said before, Evesham's congestion can only be addressed by a range of measures."

The signal update work will be undertaken in the coming months, whilst previous work has already seen more than 20 improvement options tested for their 'feasibility'. The ones that passed the testing are now being assessed in the Evesham Traffic Model and this work is scheduled to conclude in spring 2019.

Worcestershire County Council, in partnership with Wychavon District Council, is developing the Evesham Town Transport Strategy to address the town's transport problems with a measured, incremental package of schemes that considers all modes of transport.

To keep up to date with the scheme and to view updated Frequently Asked Questions about traffic signals go to the Evesham Transport Strategy page on the Council's website