Traffic Signals in Greater Manchester
Urban Traffic Control (UTC) provides high quality traffic signal control service to the ten district councils of Greater Manchester, and Highways England.
Traffic signal
Made up of more than 2,400 installations - the largest number in the UK, outside London - the existing traffic signal network is operated and controlled through the UTC Traffic Control Centre using a range of technologies.
We offer specialist experience on the design, installation, operation and control of signals, which includes both junctions and pedestrian crossings. We also provide a comprehensive maintenance function for the region's traffic signal network.
We also maintain and operate associated traffic control equipment for the Districts, including variable message signs (VMS), car park signs, rising bollards and automatic traffic count sites.
Urban Traffic Control manages:
  • The Greater Manchester Traffic control centre
  • 2,400 sets of signals, which includes:
  • 985 pedestrian crossings (Puffins, Pelicans, Toucans and Pegasus)
  • Junctions and crossings controlled by SCOOT and MOVA technology.
Urban Traffic Control undertakes:
  • Traffic signal modelling and advice on junction layout design
  • Scheme feasibility assessments
  • Detailed signal design, installation and commissioning, including Metrolink junctions
  • SCOOT and MOVA installation and commissioning
  • Signal fault rectification and the management of the signal maintenance contract
  • The management and maintenance of the GM Common Database
  • Providing advice and information on signals for local authorities, Highways England, the public and solicitors.
Urban Traffic Control is available to carry out all aspects of traffic signal and VMS work, both inside and outside Greater Manchester, including:
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Traffic Signal modelling
  • Feasibility and advice relating to traffic control and junction layouts
  • 2D geometrical junction design
  • VMS and car parking guidance system design and implementation.
To report faults or problems with traffic signals please click here.
If you wish to contact Urban Traffic Control for traffic signal advice, design or modelling please email: