Report faulty traffic lights

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) control all traffic lights in Bolton. They also look after pedestrian crossings that have traffic lights (Pelican, Puffin and Toucan crossings) but not Zebra crossings.

Report traffic lights that are damaged or not working


Traffic light timing issues

Traffic lights are computer controlled to maximise the number of vehicles that can pass through a junction. Timings change between rush hour and quieter periods.

Traffic flows can change over time and due to nearby issues. Sometimes the lights can become out of sync with the traffic. Often after roadworks the lights need to 're-learn' the traffic pattern.

If you think there is an issue with timings, please contact us with details and we’ll take a look.


Temporary traffic lights

Temporary traffic signals (at roadworks) are managed by the people carrying out the works. An information board will be displayed near the lights with a phone number to report any faults or problems.


Contacting us

Our staff are often out of the office and unable to take calls.

The best way to contact us for all Highways enquiries, is to complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.