Traffic Signal Funding

The intention to provide three targeted grants to local authorities for traffic signal maintenance and upgrading, and for innovative traffic management solutions was announced by Mark Harper MP, Secretary of State for Transport in October 2023 as part of the Government’s Plan for Drivers.

Three grants, totalling £70 million have been announced:

TSOG

(Traffic Signals Obsolescence Grant)

A £30 million fund to upgrade obsolete traffic signal systems and improve reliability, primarily at sites using halogen lamps and legacy 2g/3g communications but also aimed at unreliable and obsolete equipment more generally. This grant has a £10m automatic element paid to all eligible authorities and £20m challenge element.

Submissions are closed and currently under review

GLF

(Green Light Fund)

A £20 million challenge fund to tune up traffic signals to better reflect actual traffic conditions and get traffic flowing.

Submissions are closed and currently under review

ITMF

(Intelligent Traffic Management Fund)

A £20 million challenge fund to deploy advanced technology for traffic signals, making use of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise traffic flow and balance traffic across wider areas.

The application period for ITMF will open on 3rd April 2024 and close at 1700hrs on 31st July 2024

2023 Traffic Signal Grants General Guidance Document

Please read through the guidance document prior to starting your application. Appendix A of the document details the common questionnaire for

  • TRAFFIC SIGNAL OBSOLESCENCE GRANT (TSOG) 2023
  • GREEN LIGHT FUND (GLF) 2023
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2024 Traffic Signals Guidance Document

Please read through this guidance document prior to starting your application for:

  • INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FUND (ITMF) 2024
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Challenge Process Support Webinar

4 December 2023 (recording available)

During this webinar, open to local authority representatives, Darren Capes explained the challenge application process and answered questions in relation to the TSOG and GLF grants.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the LCRIG team at signals_maintenance@lcrig.org.uk

The process will be closed, and applications locked at 1700hrs on 31st July 2024

The funds are available to all English local authorities defined as Highway Authorities under Section 1(2) of the Highways Act 1980. Funds are also available to Combined Authorities in England for which powers to pay grant (for transport) under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 have been established.

For more information, see the 2023 Traffic Signals Grants General Guidance Document. Eligibility is detailed in paragraphs 7 – 10.

Yes, see the section in the 2023 Traffic Signals Grants General Guidance Document, Specific arrangements for CAs (Combined Authorities). Paragraphs 32 – 37.

Grant funding will be paid to recipients in full in March 2024 and will be required to be spent in the period April 2024 to March 2026.

The process will be closed, and applications locked at 1700hrs on 31st July 2024. Following assessment, an award announcement will be made in September 2024. Funding will be provided to successful recipients in October 2024 under Section 5(1) of the Science and Technology Act 1965.

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