Musselburgh smart move

TRAFFIC flow in Musselburgh is expected to be aided by the installation of a smart signal control system designed to reduce congestion.

The urban traffic control (UTC) system will co-ordinate the operation of all traffic signals in Musselburgh, aiming to give good progress for traffic.

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While coordinating all the signals, the system responds intelligently and continuously as traffic flow changes and fluctuates throughout the day.

An East Lothian Council spokeswoman said: “It removes the dependence on less sophisticated systems.

“The UTC system will be validated this week, which may result in increased queue lengths until the system learns the optimum setting.”