The York Council has admitted that traffic signal faults have more than doubled in the period between April and October 2013.
299 faults were reported with a total “downtime” of 804 hours.
This compares to a total of 790 hours (573 faults) during the whole of the last financial year.
The Council blames serious cabling faults caused by damaged and flooded ducts.
The information was obtained by Cllr Ann Reid who took up the issue at last weeks York Council meeting
However, recent problems seem to have extended the capacity of the repair and maintenance contractors and motorists will be looking for a long term improvement.
Yesterday there was near grid lock conditions in the Foss Islands Road area following the failure of two sets of lights.