Work to mend traffic lights delayed by bad weather
WORK to mend a set of troublesome traffic lights has been delayed until the New Year due to the bad weather, the council said.
Tireless road campaigner Pothole Pete went to the junction of Mannamead Road and Compton Park Avenue at the beginning of last month after reports from several members of the public that the traffic lights were out of order.
A Plymouth Transport and Highways spokeswoman said the lights were switched off on October 19 due to an electrical fault but were due to be repaired before Christmas.
The Herald has since been made aware that the lights have now been completely removed, but we have been informed by the local authority that it is all part of works to get the lights up and running again.
"Over three days last week all the existing traffic signal infrastructure was removed from the junction of Mannamead Road and Compton Park Avenue, and civil engineering works were undertaken in preparation for the new signal equipment to be installed," a spokesperson for Plymouth Transport and Highways said.
"This work was scheduled to take place before Christmas, however, due to the recent extreme bad weather and flooding, the earliest date the signal contractor is now available is on Wednesday January 2 2013."