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

Aerial shot of the A66 road in Stockton

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We work 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.

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.

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

In order to place temporary traffic signals on the highway network you will require permission from ourselves. For further advice and guidance or to apply to set up temporary traffic signals please follow the link below and email the completed form to [email protected] 


Yellow and White road markings

We are responsible for the application and maintenance of yellow and white road markings across the 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 you can contact the team by e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01642 526914. 


Road signs

We are 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.