Yunex Traffic has been awarded a five-year contract by Bristol City Council for the supply, installation and maintenance of traffic signal and control equipment. With an option to extend to up to nine years, the company’s work will drive operational and performance efficiencies, as well as delivering social value commitments and contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The contract covers the local authority areas of Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council. Spanning a varied mix of both urban and rural environments, the area ranges from the busy network of Bristol city to the coastline of North Somerset and the mix of city centres and rural communities across BANES.
Councillor Don Alexander, Bristol City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “I’m delighted we are entering into this significant contract, which we have secured as lead authority on behalf of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset.
“Keeping our road users safe and journey times reliable is vital, and with this new contract we’re confident the service expected by our residents and visitors will be maintained and improved upon, and we’re looking forward to working with the team.”
Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Yunex Traffic UK, said: “Following our recent award of traffic signal maintenance contracts by Derby City, Somerset, Surrey and Lancashire councils, we are delighted to have also been awarded this major contract by Bristol City Council. Having worked with the council to deliver its traffic management and control centre technologies, we are now looking forward to working closely with the West of England teams to provide a wide range of maintenance and infrastructure support services.”
As part of its work across the West of England, Yunex Traffic will maintain equipment at over 550 traffic and pedestrian sites with more than 5,000 traffic signal heads, together with over 300 message and warning signs and ANPR cameras. In addition, a key focus of the company’s work will be to add social value across a wide range of areas. For example, it will employ local people wherever possible, work with businesses in the area, create equal opportunities and employment for young and disadvantaged people and help inspire the city’s school children.
With a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030, Yunex Traffic will also bring a number of its decarbonization approaches to its work in the region. This will include the use of products with a significantly reduced environmental footprint, as well as using renewable electricity, buildings with net-zero carbon emissions and electric vehicles.
Wilke Reints continued: “Our team is committed to not only delivering our traffic control products and support services to make journeys safer, more reliable and more efficient, but also to working together across a broad range of areas to deliver important environmental and community goals.”