Traffic signals to be upgraded at Scunthorpe’s Brumby Corner

Transport and Streets
09:44, Thursday, 3rd October 2019

North Lincolnshire Council are to upgrade the traffic signals on Ashby Road at the junction of Old Brumby Street and West Common Lane in Scunthorpe.

Work at the junction is due to start on Monday 7 October and is expected to last around three weeks.

Button-controlled crossings and tactile paving will be installed or upgraded at each road of the junction, to make it easier for pedestrians and vulnerable road users to navigate.

The equipment that controls the lights will also to be replaced to improve timings and increase the capacity at the junction.

Certain parts of the scheme have already been completed during recent footpath resurfacing at Brumby Corner.

Towards the end of the work, temporary traffic signals will replace the existing signals, which may cause some delays to road users. Pedestrian crossings will be closed whilst the work takes place but alternative crossing points will be available.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for Connectivity at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We’re carrying out this work to ensure all our residents can cross the road safely at this busy junction, and to replace the old equipment that controls the lights.

“This is not a huge scheme – and in fact some of the work was already started during the recent pavement resurfacing – but it will make a world of difference to vulnerable road users and pedestrians.

“We want to make sure all our roads are as safe as they can be for all road users.”