Lights needed for safety

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Bumper-to-bumper Misery For Drivers -

In March 2015, the lights were turned back on as part of a £750,000 re­pair scheme.

They had been switched off that Jan­uary while work­ers car­ried out re­pairs on sur­round­ing roads.

The High­ways Agency (now High­ways Eng­land) said the sig­nals were then re­placed with an up­dated set to re­duce the need for fu­ture emer­gency re­pairs. At the time, a High­ways Agency spokesman said: “The traf­fic lights are needed to help in­crease the ca­pac­ity of this busy round­about, and are be­ing re­placed to en­sure the junc­tion con­tin­ues to op­er­ate safely and ef­fi­ciently.

“With­out them, the safety and ca­pac­ity of the round­about would be re­duced.

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