Yunex Traffic and Costain win Preston road signals contract

Yunex Traffic has been awarded a major contract to supply traffic signals for the new Preston Western Distributor Road.

Working with Costain, the project’s main contractor, Yunex Traffic will supply and install traffic controllers and signals at 11 locations along the route, including both intersection and pedestrian crossing signals.

John Holding, Senior Project Manager for PWDR at Costain Limited, said: “Traffic signal infrastructure is an important element of any new road construction, and we are pleased to be working with Yunex Traffic to deliver the works at PWDR. We look forward to a successful completion of a Project that will bring substantial benefit to the local area and beyond.”

Due to open in early 2023, the new road will link the A583/A584 to a new junction on the M55 via a two and a half mile (four kilometre) dual carriageway, with link roads to new housing areas at Cottam and North West Preston.

Wilke Reints, Managing Director for Yunex Traffic in the UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with our colleagues at Costain to deliver the most advanced technology to optimise traffic flow on this important road. It will not only bring major travel improvements to those who live, work and study in the area but it will also make this road segment safer for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. We’re proud to deliver this project.”

For all 11 locations, Yunex Traffic will be supplying a range of equipment, including its proven, energy efficient ST950 ELV traffic signals, all of which is designed and manufactured at the company’s UK facility.

(Picture – Costain)

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