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PEOPLE had to cross a busy road in Havant with no pedestrian crossing after traffic lights failed.

There was concern among many pedestrians after the signals at the crossing in Park Road South stopped working.

Mums with prams and the elderly were forced to wait for cars to stop to cross the road.

It comes as Havant Borough Council is carrying out a £630,000 revamp of Park Road South, including pavement widening.

A spokeswoman for the council said: ‘The failure of the lights is not believed to be related to the work we are doing, i.e. that damage has been caused.

‘The crossing is at the end of its life and it is possible that the failure is due to working being done as part of the switchover.

‘Hampshire County Council is working with Siemens to get a solution as soon as possible. In the meantime the island which was removed has been reinstated and we are finding that drivers, seeing people waiting in the island, are stopping to let people cross. There are also stages in the lights at the adjacent junctions where traffic is not flowing and of course it is safe to cross at that time.’