Traffic lights to be removed

Delays: The signals, on the A61 at Meadowhead, approaching Woodseats, angered motorists.
Delays: The signals, on the A61 at Meadowhead, approaching Woodseats, angered motorists.
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UNPOPULAR bus priority traffic lights installed as part of a £4 million traffic management scheme are to be removed over two weekends.

Sheffield Council said it now intends to carry out the work on the A61 Meadowhead, approaching Woodseats, in February.

The signals are designed to hold traffic back in a queue and only allow a set number of vehicles into the suburb at any time.

Buses have their own lane and signals, and receive priority to go first.

But the traffic lights have proved unpopular because they cause long jams to build up even when the road is clear further along.

Sheffield Council said work to turn off and bag the lights, and alter the road layout to restore two lanes citybound after the signals, will take place on Sundays to minimise disruption.

Specific dates for the work have not yet been made public because availability of machinery and suitable weather conditions have not yet been confirmed.