Transforming The Tees Valley Digital Transport Network


A key aim of the Combined Authority transport vision is to make Tees Valley a leader in using digital technology to improve road network performance. 

An allocation of £60million was agreed by Cabinet in January 2024 to upgrade existing technology – and roll out new cutting-edge tech.  

The project will work alongside the Digital Strategy to support Tees Valley’s aim to become the UK’s first “smart region” by 2032.  

Middlesbrough Council acts as the lead authority in overseeing traffic signals across Tees Valley – including the design, modelling, maintenance and management of Urban Traffic Management & Control System (UTMC). 

The UTMC headquarters in central Middlesbrough oversees the network.  

The Combined Authority is now looking to take on this service – in agreement with the five Local Authorities in the region – to control it, secure its future and save money for Local Authorities.


Business case summary published on proposed Tees Valley Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system February 2021
£60million agreed by TVCA Cabinet to invest in transforming use of Digital Technology across the road network January 2024

Share this project

Stay up to date

Sign up below to enter our mailing list for the Tees Valley Newsletter

Follow Us

Join us on social media for the latest news