Sequencing of traffic lights malfunction
Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 07:39, Wednesday 14 April 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
For the past two days the traffic light sequencing has changed considerably for traffic flowing from A14 EBC onto the Brampton Hut roundabout. The lights are only staying green for a matter of seconds which is only allowing three or four vehicles through onto the roundabout at a time. This is causing heavy traffic buildup. Yesterday at 1630hrs the traffic was queuing dangerously back into Lane 1 of the A14 EBC. Please reset the sequencing of the lights back to what they used to be.
Issue sill present this morning 14/04/21 - sequencing seems to have changed and the green light does not stay on as long as usual. Huge queue this morning causing lane 1 to be blocked. Cannot see why this has been changed as usually flows really well
Posted anonymously at 09:00, Wednesday 14 April 2021
This was still an issue today. And now seems to be a matter of safety. An ambulance was almost unable to get through the traffic created by the new timing of the traffic lights. This happened at 5pm.
Posted anonymously at 17:20, Wednesday 14 April 2021
Lights are green for only about 10 seconds causing huge tailbacks on to the A14 which is incredibly dangerous. I am surprised the issue hasn’t been address already considering former comments. Suggest urgent resolution to avoid accidents.
Posted anonymously at 18:20, Wednesday 14 April 2021
Lights are green for only about 10 seconds causing huge tailbacks on to the A14 which is incredibly dangerous. I am surprised the issue hasn’t been address already considering former comments. Suggest urgent resolution to avoid accidents
Posted anonymously at 19:28, Wednesday 14 April 2021
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sort the lights out!! The traffic is horrendous - I've now resorted to bypassing the junction and coming into Huntingdon via Godmanchester - it may add 20 minutes to my journey but it is better than sitting in static traffic.
Posted anonymously at 07:55, Thursday 15 April 2021
For the love of god man fix this light
Posted anonymously at 16:19, Thursday 15 April 2021
Coming from spaldwick the traffic was nearly backed down to the A14. Sort the lights out or provide a flyover
Posted anonymously at 17:31, Thursday 15 April 2021
The traffic light sequencing is horrendous. For the last three mornings the traffic has been backed up from the roundabout onto lane 1 of the eastbound carriageway. The traffic is backed up to at least the half a mile notification sign. Something needs to be done asap before there is a crash on the A14 with traffic queuing for the exit and traffic trying to continue along the road. Just to clarify it's not just in the morning it's all day that there is a problem. The traffic lights only let through 2 or 3 vehicles (depending upon size). This needs URGENT attention.
Posted anonymously at 18:38, Thursday 15 April 2021
Please could you let me know if the light sequence is to stay, I think I've found a perfect spot for a burger bar, I'd make a fortune from all those people waiting.
Posted anonymously at 18:40, Thursday 15 April 2021
So I am now driving through the villages of Ellington and Grafham again to avoid this nonsense. Queing at these lights at Bramton Hut adds 10 or 15 minutes to my journey. Coming off the A14 at Brampton Hut on green I counted 3 cars through the light, then 2 with it already on amber. Then we all sat waiting on red for 20 plus cars and no traffic at all the other way. Madness.
Posted anonymously at 21:48, Thursday 15 April 2021
This needs sorting ASAP. Absolute joke that it's been left this long without fixing. Cars are queuing on the live lane of the A14 EBC during busy times which has caused a couple of near misses. People are now jumping the lights on the roundabout so they don't have to wait a long time.
Posted anonymously at 21:53, Thursday 15 April 2021
This new sequuencing of the lights is ridiculous.what used to be a fairly free flowing set of lights was backed right up to the next roundabout (the one for Woolley) when i cametgrough around 4pm.another example of somebody in an office somewhere having a bright idea that doesnt work. Please put it back to how it was before.
Posted anonymously at 22:39, Thursday 15 April 2021
These lights needs to bee fixing affecting traffic even cousin accident on slip roud from A14
Posted anonymously at 00:46, Friday 16 April 2021
Still not working correctly as we all sitting here on red for ages from all directions, then go green and 3/4 cars later red !!!! Needs sorting ASAP
Posted anonymously at 02:19, Friday 16 April 2021
First, no flyover going east or west on the A14 from the northbound A1 creating the bottleneck. And now, worsening the bottleneck by ridiculously shortening the light sequence on the roundabout! Sort yourselves!
Posted anonymously at 07:40, Friday 16 April 2021
Now 5 days after you stupidly changed the sequence! Please change it back!
Posted anonymously at 07:55, Friday 16 April 2021
The sequencing on these lights is a joke. The lights for people coming from the A14 are green for 5 seconds. If a lorry is at the front of the line its the only vehicle to get through. The tail back goes onto the A14 which cannot be safe. Maybe you could fix this?
Posted anonymously at 08:27, Friday 16 April 2021
Total incompetence 10 seconds green 45 seconds red. Who is responsible for this shambles? Not to mention the amount of litter on the roundabout. It has not been good since it was reduced from 3 lanes to 2 after the A14 upgrade.
Posted anonymously at 08:57, Friday 16 April 2021
Thank you for contacting Highways England about the light sequencing at the A14 Brampton Hut Roundabout.
We are aware of this issue raised and we have asked Telent who manage this on our behalf to investigate as we have had an issue at the junction before with one of the PROMM’s losing data.
Thank you again for your report and rest assured this issue is in hand.
Kind regards Highways England
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Posted anonymously at 09:26, Thursday 22 April 2021
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