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Case Studies:
Traffic Light Control
in Blackburn

Client: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in partnership with Capita Symonds

Location: Blackburn

An easy to install and cost effective solution for traffic light control working across all urban control systems including System D, MOVA, SCOOT and SCATS

Background

Traditional inductive loops, whilst reliable in themselves, are vulnerable to unexpected failure caused by road degradation and utilities streetworks; digging up and cutting through loop tails.

This can be a problem, particularly where loops are used as part of traffic light control systems and consistent operation is vital in ensuring the safe and congestion free running of the road. 

Capita Symonds working on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has been regularly faced with these issues when using traditional inductive loops and are delighted with the opportunity to install a more cost effective and reliable alternative technology from Clearview Intelligence. 

Solution

The M100 Wireless Vehicle Detection System, which has full UK Highways Agency type approval, was installed at 3 sites in Blackburn. The system uses small magnetometer sensors in the middle of the carriageway in place of traditional inductive loops. This small, independent unit, which has an expected life of 10 years, communicates via wireless technology to an access point situated on a nearby pole. This then works via an M120 contact closure card to inform the traffic light controller that vehicles are present. 

Installation of the M100 Wireless Vehicle Detection System is quicker and more cost effective than traditional loops, providing significant cost savings of over 35% on a typical signalised junction. As a result of greater reliability and reduced replacement costs this is further increased to over 45% when compared over a 10 year life.

Download PDF: Trouble free traffic light case study

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“By implementing the M100 Wireless Vehicle Detection System at three major sites we have reduced installation costs by £60,000 and will continue to create efficiency savings through reduced replacement and maintenance costs.”

Ian Richardson

Capita Symonds

“Keeping traffic flowing is important for businesses, commuters and air quality. This is cost effective technology, which is easy to install and reliable, provides a real benefit to motorists.”

Alan Cottam
Regeneration and Environment
Blackburn with Darwen Council