Fixed Bulwer lights go live

TEMPORARY fixed traffic lights at Bulwer Avenue have cost £58,000 including installation, Public Services has revealed.

Fixed traffic lights with more sophisticated detection sensors have replaced the mobile signals at Bulwer Avenue. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1283734)
Fixed traffic lights with more sophisticated detection sensors have replaced the mobile signals at Bulwer Avenue. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1283734)

TEMPORARY fixed traffic lights at Bulwer Avenue have cost £58,000 including installation, Public Services has revealed.

The lights went live yesterday to replace the much-maligned mobile temporary signals.

Airport redevelopment contractor Lagan will meet the cost of the lights out of the money it receives from taxpayers as part of the runway contract.

The lights were required as part of planning conditions attached to changes made at Longue Hougue.

Aggregate has been transported from Longue Hougue to the airport since the project began earlier this year.

Comments for: "Fixed Bulwer lights go live"

bob

Yes, another nail in the coffin of free flowing traffic.

Driving from town to anywhere in the north of the island is now constantly thwarted with traffic jams on ANY day of the week.

So when lagan complete the job, these lights will be turned off again as they will no longer serve ANY purpose.

When is the States going to realise that setting traffic lights only increases the carbon emissions related to traffic, aswell as directly hitting the road user in the pocket with decreased mpg!

Jeff

If I were a betting man I would say these lights were here to stay. Doubt a bookie would take that bet!!

This morning was the first day with these lights going live and I really noticed a difference in traffic volume around Delancy before 8am.

These small roads will need traffic calming measures at this rate (to be fair they need something now with the pace/volume of traffic around Salt Pans/Bridge/Delancy area these days).

Of course when the four new housing developments, Bridge, Leale’s Yard and the data park eventually all getting sorted the traffic issues now will seem pretty tame in comparison. I guess closing St. Sampson primary will go some ways to help cutting traffic!!?!!! (joke)

Local donkey

Great news

Walrus

There is a simple and easy way to speed up traffic in view of these lights, and that is to drop the green light. Traffic always seems to speed up faster with an amber light.

Ray

Walrus

That's because of the old 1960's Guernsey version of the Highway Code.I think it's out of print now but I seem to recall as a seventeen year old that it said .. Green is for go.. Amber is for go but hurry.. and red is for well OK just a couple more then

CSR

Spot on Ray, the number of 'Amber Gamblers' we have on this island is frightening, but having just spent a week in Jersey (don't worry, I'll get over it :-)) I can report that they suffer from the same ailment over there.

Having also exeprienced the new signals at Bulwer Avenue, I can happily report that they are doing the job they were first intended for - namely managing the numerous traffic movements arising from the Airport Project mass haul, across the junction. Previous 'queues' are now not in evidence... job done:-)

Le Andre

They should have an automatic turn to red capability when a `Kev` car approaches. More along Bas Courtils & Les Banques also please!

Glanzstar

And how exactly would they know that?

By stereotyping?

How about you grow up. Your more immature than the people your accusing!