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New traffic lights to manage traffic flow in Danbury to be switched on

30 May 2016

New traffic lights designed to improve the flow on the A414 through the centre of Danbury will be switched on from Tuesday 31 May.


The new signals located at Mayes Lane and Little Baddow Road on the approach to the A414 at Eves Corner, will only operate in peak hours when traffic pressure is heaviest.

These lights will hold traffic on side roads before they meet the mini-roundabouts to smooth flows across the roundabouts.
There will be a period of adjustment when the traffic signal operation may be adjusted to maximum effectiveness. The Essex Traffic Control Centre monitors traffic flow on CCTV. There will be temporary signs on the side roads to warn road users that the signals are in use with timings subject to adjustment.
Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Eddie Johnson, said: “Improving the route through Danbury is a key element of our project to improve the southern section of the A414, which is a busy link between Chelmsford and Maldon. This work adds to the resurfacing works carried out during 2015.”
The traffic lights are part of the improvement strategy for the A414 between Chelmsford and Maldon, jointly funded through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and Essex County Council.