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Traffic light timing halting traffic on 595 when no traffic wanting to emerge from Sellafield road. Traffic backing up, issues with noise , emissions, access, and frustrated vehicles accelerating away after pointless delays. Our house subject to constant noise and vibration.

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 18:48, Friday 9 April 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Lights stopping traffic needlessly on main road for long periods. Noise, emissions, access issues and frustrated motorists accelerating hard to get away once lights do eventually change. Timing seems erratic but has created very significant issues for no obvious reason, especially for those of us living near the lights. It is a relatively recent issue, but is now, at times, difficult to bear.

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  • Lights allowing only three or four cars before going red again. No traffic needing to emerge from Sellafield road, but constant, unnecessary tailback on A595. Ridiculous congestion of traffic that normally flows fine. What is going on?

    Posted anonymously at 19:23, Friday 9 April 2021

  • Tuesday 13/4/21 12.10. Lights doing the same again. Wholly unnecessary stopping and backing up of traffic on A595 even when no traffic looking to emerge from Sellafield road. Again frustrated drivers accelerating hard when lights do change, noise, fumes, congestion and problems with access/ egress at our property. Is anything being done about this? It is causing completely unnecessary problems for road users and residents.

    Posted anonymously at 12:22, Tuesday 13 April 2021

  • Problem absolutely no better, in fact worse. Traffic on A595 backing up for no reason at all and extended priority given to Sellafield road when zero traffic on it. Drivers regularly now ignoring the red light in frustration and regular near misses observed. Only a matter of time before there is a serious accident. Afternoon and evening particularly conspicuously bad and traffic still being stopped well after 11.00 pm. Is anyone interested in this at all?

    Posted anonymously at 16:19, Wednesday 21 April 2021

  • After two days of fewer problems lights choose a Saturday afternoon ( when traffic from Sellafield road is almost zero) to revert to constant red light on A595. As many as 6/8 cars a minute now ignoring the red light in the perfectly reasonable belief that it is defective. There is no credible reason to cause such back-ups and delays. Will somebody PLEASE take an interest and actually do something about this?

    Posted anonymously at 16:04, Saturday 24 April 2021

  • 22.56 Saturday 24/4/21 lights still stopping traffic causing back up and noise for no reason whatsoever. Issue first reported on 9/4/21; why has nothing been done and no explanation been forthcoming after being promised?

    Posted anonymously at 22:58, Saturday 24 April 2021

  • Lights still causing wholly unnecessary delays and - surprise, surprise- no contact or explanation in the 15 days promised in the course of a phone conversation. Another organisation that doesn’t do remotely what it says it will....

    Posted anonymously at 18:29, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we completed the repairs in relation to your report. We can confirm that the technology team attended these traffic signals on the morning of 07/05/2021 identifying and repairing a faulty loop joint. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000 • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 15:16, Monday

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