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Poor signage and road markings

Reported via mobile in the Road markings category anonymously at 19:13, Tuesday 20 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

When travelling from Brampton hut services towards Spittal interchange there is no signage saying new junction layout. The junction layout has been changed so the left hand lane is left turn only towards the a1 although the signage is not clear and the white lining is very poor not giving clear indication of this I have encountered 4 near misses as I am in the middle lane to continue to march on the a141 and vehicles who are in the left lane have gone straight over nearly colliding with me. The white arrow pointing straight up in the left hand lane has been blacked out but does not make this clear at all. Possible solutions would be to burn off the arrows not required so its clearer or white lining to say left turn only. I thought I had better report this before an accident happens. I dont think people realise the junction has changed and are on auto pilot and go in the left lane to go straight over. I think someone needs to investigate please Many thanks

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  • The new road markings at the interchange are an accident waiting to happen. The left hand lane has been change to left hand turn only and very few vehicles actually turn here. If you want to go into Huntingdon, you now have to use the middle and right hand line and cut over when past the left hand turn which is causing vehicles to cut each other up. Grrrrrrr

    Posted anonymously at 15:17, Wednesday 21 July 2021

  • Now they put small yellow sign and that dosnt help at all. You made very dangerous place now.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 11:21, Friday 23 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.

    Thank you again for contacting us

    Kind Regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Highways England at 11:18, Wednesday 28 July 2021

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