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Confusing road markings

Reported via desktop in the Road markings category anonymously at 16:41, Thursday 22 July 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Confusing road markings, there must be a "New Road Layout" warning, traffic is confused by the new left turn only in lane 1, A141 from Brampton at the Spittals circular light controlled junction. traffic in lane 1 is still attempting to go straight on A141, towards H'don, conflicting with lane 2. straight on. Reported to police, CC-22072021-0346. Highways will be liable, there are several reports all ready, yet nothing has been done.

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  • Dear Sir/Madam

    Thank you for contacting us via Fix My Street on 22 July 2021 regarding the Spittals Interchange.

    We appreciate you providing feedback and reporting the incidents you’ve experienced around the new layout on the approach to Spittals Interchange. We recognise that the temporary measures we put in place have caused some confusion and may not have been clear. On Wednesday, 21 July, we put additional temporary signs in place to support the current road markings and made more changes to the directional sign already there. We’re finishing the work by installing lane markings on the roundabout and the straight ahead arrow in the inside lane will be removed.

    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 of this work. Lane 1 is now designed to be 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.

    Thank you again for reporting your concerns and I hope you find my reply reassuring. If you would like any more information on this, please contact us again.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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