City of Wolverhampton Council will next week carry out works to improve pedestrian safety at a major city centre junction.

Traffic signals on the Ring Road at the junction with Snow Hill/Birmingham Road/Dudley Road are to be refurbished.

Pedestrian countdown timers, like the ones on the Ring Road at the junction with Stafford Street, will be installed to aid safer crossing.

The push button units, which also contain tactile devices for the partially sighted and blind, will be replaced.

The lights will also be upgraded to new low energy LEDs.

The works are due to take place between Monday 20 March and Friday 24 March.

During this period, manually controlled, temporary traffic signals will be in place between 7am and 8pm.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "As a council, we regularly monitor accident data and use the information to develop a programme of road safety improvement schemes as part of the Transportation Capital Programme.

"Installing countdown timers for pedestrians at this junction will make it significantly safer for pedestrians to cross the road.

  • released: Monday 13¬†March, 2017