Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, yellow road markings and road signs


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Stockton Council works alongside Middlesbrough Council to maintain 49 signal controlled junctions and 57 signal pedestrian crossings.

Middlesbrough Council is responsible for the design and maintenance of traffic lights and crossings.

If you spot a traffic light not working, need to know more about the maintenance of traffic lights or crossings, contact them on 01642 728170

To report traffic lights failures after 4pm and weekends please call 01642 727111

Alternatively, you can let Middlesbrough Council know about a broken traffic light by using Report It


Temporary traffic lights

Sites for new signal junctions or crossings are identified from accident records.  We carry out a detailed study of these sites to assess the problems and possible solutions with Middlesbrough Council providing a detailed design of traffic signals if signals or crossings are warranted.


Yellow road markings

We are responsible for yellow road markings across Stockton Borough.

Yellow road markings are used where there is a need to restrict parking to help increase traffic flow and prevent obstructions on the highway. They are applied in conjunction with a Traffic Regulation Order.

For more information contact Economic Growth and Development Services by e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01642 526709 


Road signs

The Council is responsible for installing signs to regulate traffic and to provide warnings to drivers of hazards ahead.

The signs used on the public highway are controlled by Government regulations, covering the design of the signs, where they can be used and whether they must be lit.