Plant hire company A-Plant Lux has placed a £1.5 million order with Pike Signals for 275 Portable Pedestrian Traffic Signal Units.
The order comprises Pike’s new Evolution range and A-Plant Lux is the first national traffic management company in the UK to offer what they say are “state-of-the-art” units.
Although the firm already has the Evolution range in its hire fleet from previous orders, the £1.5 million order is the largest single order that Pike Signals has ever received from A-Plant Lux.
Pike recently launched the Evolution range following two years of research and development and it represents a major step forward in vehicle and pedestrian control using Portable Traffic Signals. The Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) approved units have gone straight into the A-Plant Lux fleet and are available to hire from its traffic management Service Centres nationally.
The Evolution units are designed with a flexible, configurable system which allows control for either vehicles only, vehicles and pedestrians, or pedestrian-only installations. They have full Type Approval to the latest Highways England specifications TR 2502B, TR 2537A and TR 2538A.
Jim McLachlan, Business Development Director for A-Plant Lux said: “We believe these units are the most innovative on the market and offer significant benefits over more conventional traffic management solutions. Allowing up to nine vehicle phases and eight pedestrian crossing points, they have the ability to control a wider range of roadwork situations than ever before. They meet the growing need from highways and local authorities to provide pedestrian facilities at roadworks, which is becoming increasingly important in duty of care and improves pedestrian safety at traffic lights crossing”.