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A141 Spitals roundabout coming from Brumpton hut towards Huntingdon

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 18:34, Monday 19 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Red light staying for nearly 2 minutes , making big traffic jam

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  • Absolutely ridiculous lane changes that are unsafe, incredibly long traffic lights causing a massive build up in traffic

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Saturday 24 July 2021

  • As you approach spittals interchange from Brampton hut the road layout has now changed. Left hand lane is now for turning left only where previously it was for left and straight on. Not enough signs for new road layout and road markings are wrong and still have old layout instructions. Red light was timed on for 4 mins absolutely crazy so traffic builds up

    Posted anonymously at 15:34, Saturday 24 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Highways England regarding Spittals roundabout.

    The changes we’re making at the junction are a result of a design to make sure the correct destination signs are in place for the A1307 and A141. In order to manage the traffic, rather than closing the junction completely, we’ve done the work in phases around the roundabout. The road marking layout on the eastbound approach to Spittals is the last phase which is due to be finished early this week. Also, once all our changes are complete, a road safety audit will be done to highlight if there are any safety concerns which need addressing.

    Lane 1 is now a dedicated left hand filter lane, solely intended for drivers wishing to exit Spittals roundabout and head northbound along the A1307 towards the A1M. Lanes 2 and 3 are for drivers continuing to travel on the A141 eastbound, or exiting Spittals roundabout to head southbound along the A1307.

    As with any changes to the road layout on our SRN, we have installed temporary signs on the approach to Spittals roundabout, advising that the road layout has changed. As a temporary solution, we’ve also masked off the incorrect information on the approaching signs while replacement signs are being obtained. This ensures that the information on the signs matches the road markings on the approach to the roundabout, which should make it clear for approaching drivers which lane to take for their journey.

    We apologise if these temporary measures have caused some confusion and not been very clear. We’re finishing the work by installing lane markings on the roundabout early this week and the straight ahead arrow in the inside lane will be hydro-blasted.

    We have also recently discovered an issue on the controller that runs the traffic signals and resolved this yesterday. We hope this has improved the issues at Spittals roundabout.

    Thank you again for contacting us

    Kind Regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 12:42, Wednesday 28 July 2021

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