Renewal of Traffic Signal Controlled Junction
Renewal of traffic signal controlled junction – B1352 High Street & B1414 Kingsway, Harwich
Notice is hereby given that under Sections 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the Essex County Council proposes to renew the traffic signal controlled junction on the B1352 High Street and B1414 Kingsway, Harwich in the District of Tendring, the centre of the junction is located approximately 117 metres north east along the B1352 High Street from the eastern kerb line of Hill Road, consisting of four traffic signal controlled crossings.
Further details: A copy of this Notice, a map illustrating the proposal and a Statement of Reasons may be examined at all reasonable hours at Essex County Council, County Hall E block main reception, Market Road, Chelmsford; Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea and the Harwich Library, Upper Kingsway, Harwich. These documents are also available via the Essex Highways website: http://www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Highway-Schemes-and-Developments/Traffic-Regulation-Orders.aspx.
Representations: Anyone who wishes to make a representation regarding the proposal should send the grounds for their representation in writing to ‘TRO Comments, Network Assurance, Seax House, 2nd Floor, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH’ or e-mail to TrafficRegulation.Order@essexhighways.org quoting reference TRAF/7151, by 9 December 2019.
Dated: 15 November 2019
Statement of Reasons
The ongoing programme of renewing traffic signal junctions and crossings has identified this crossing as in need of renewal, this is due to its age and equipment becoming obsolete and will ensure that the crossing continues to operate reliably.
The proposed replacement crossing will bring the controlled crossing point in line with current standards and is proposed to become a ‘Puffin’ style crossing with near sided pedestrian indicators, as current standards no longer permit the installation of far side pedestrian crossings. The upgraded crossing is proposed to be in the same location as the existing. The proposed upgrade will also include the installation of extra low voltage equipment and lower-energy LED signals in order to reduce energy consumption.