Traffic lights and crossings
Useful advice and information on traffic signals and crossings in Dorset.
Dorset County Council are responsible for traffic signal equipment sites throughout Dorset.
We are also responsible for:
Signals controlling junctions
Temporary signals controlling traffic at roadworks or events (apply for portable traffic signals)
Signals controlling pedestrian crossings; (including Zebra crossings and non-signalised pedestrian island crossings)
School crossing wig-wags (flashing amber lights)
Variable message and vehicle activated signs
In addition, the council has access to many CCTV cameras to monitor the movements of traffic through key junctions around the county.
Report a fault with signaling equipment
In order to bring immediate attention to a fault with signaling equipment, please call 01305 225026 during office hours Monday to Friday or 01305 221000 at all other times.
The Highways Agency are responsible for traffic signal equipment on the A31 and A35 trunk road west of Bere Regis.
If your enquiry is not answered here, please contact us using our online reporting tool.
- Pedestrian Crossings
Details of pedestrian crossing facilities provided in Dorset and how to request a new crossing to be considered