Chris Ames 21 March 2024

Winners announced on £40m signals cash

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The Department for Transport has published the list of 80 councils sharing £40m to upgrade traffic signals.

The cash comprises £20m under the Traffic Signals Obsolescence Grant (TSOG) to replace unreliable and obsolete equipment and £20m from the Green Light Fund (GLF) to tune up traffic signals to better reflect current traffic conditions.

A further £10m for TSOG cash is being distributed automatically to all eligible English local highway authorities using the Integrated Transport Block allocation grant formula.

The winners of the £40m were were (the list is here) published after Mark Harper ‘confirmed’ the funding on Sunday (17 March).

The Transport Technology Forum (TTF), which ran the process, said 67 grants are being made to fund projects in 80 local authority areas. Most are for £500,000 but two combined authorities – Greater Manchester and Tees Valley – will receive multi-million payments to cover authorities across their areas.

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