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Yunex Traffic to supply traffic signals for new Preston Western Distributor Road

Press release

Western Distributor Road was equipped with traffic lights from Yunex Traffic

  • The new road will bring major travel improvements to road users
  • New intersection and pedestrian signals to be installed at 11 locations

Poole, 11 January 2022. Yunex Traffic has been awarded a major contract to supply traffic signals for the new Preston Western Distributor Road (PWDR).

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.”

Image courtesy of Costain

Image courtesy of Costain

Due to open in early 2023, the new road will link the A583/A584 to a new junction on the M55 via 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.

Contact for journalists

Local Contact:
Laura Harvey, Communications Business Partner
Phone: +44 7808 824289

Global Contact:
Ingrid Gogl, VP Marketing & Communications
Phone: +49 173 3242461

Yunex Trafficis a separately managed company of Siemens Mobility. It isa global leader in the field of intelligent traffic systems,offering the widest end-to-end portfolio of solutionsforadaptive traffic control and management, highway and tunnel automation, as well as smart solutions for V2X and road user charging tolling.Yunex Traffic has 3100 employees from 58 nations and is active in over 40 countries worldwide. Its intelligent mobility solutions are currently being used in major cities across the world, including Dubai, London, Berlin, Bogota, and Miami. Yunex Traffic has successfullyconcentrated its efforts on mastering technologies in the three segments of hardware, software, and service, and is subsequently the only supplier who is capable of meeting all major regional standards in Europe, UK, Asia and America.Further information is available