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Malfunctioning Traffic Lights and Lane coned off

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 10:57, Wednesday 17 March 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Due to the over run of the resurfacing program, Lane 2 is closed off whilst the tarmac dries. The in conjunction with the malfunctioning traffic lights at Over Farm has caused endless delays for the traffic users on the B4215, A40 and A48 with 5 miles delays.

Instead of x2 operatives just sitting in their vehicle and watching perhaps they should of used Stop/Go boards to over ride the traffic lights to improve traffic flow.

Also why wasnt the Bus Lane turned into a running lane for the morning to improve traffic flow ?

Once again absolutely dreadful 'Traffic Management' by HE.

Someone needs to be sacked or disciplined over the incident.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning our A40 roadworks. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 31 March.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 08:01, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Thank you for your report of 17 March 2021 about our traffic management. On the A40 at Over, Gloucester. We appreciate you taking the time to bring your concerns to our attention and are very sorry for the inconvenience to your journey due to our roadworks.

    These works required a daytime lane closure to allow the resurfacing to cool due to deep treatment.

    We’re became aware of a set of traffic lights failing, and immediately sent engineers to site to put a temporary solution put in place.

    We expected a single lane would have enough capacity to cope with the volume of traffic however, the combination of the traffic lights not working correctly and the lane closure created the delays you experienced that day.

    The 2 operatives on site that you refer to were on site to maintain the lane closure for safety reasons, which is why they couldn’t be deployed with Stop/Go boards as per your suggestion and that we were expecting a single lane to have enough capacity.

    We hope this answers your enquiry. If you have any further queries, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards,

    Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Highways England at 14:33, Wednesday 31 March 2021

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