Spittals interchange roundabout
Reported via mobile in the Road markings category anonymously at 11:00, Friday 23 July 2021
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
The new road layout is causing major problems. It is not clesrly enough signposted that the lane priority has changed. People in the left lane still think they can go straight on. People in the middle lane with priority for straight on are being cut up by the left lane who are unaware of the new lane change. It needs to be better signed, much clearer road markings, far more notice of the changes in advance of the roundabout. road rage is occurring there and it's incredibly dangerous. I have now traveled that route since the changes 6 times and have had 6 incidents of narrowly avoided rtc's.
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: Closed
Posted anonymously at 11:24, Wednesday 28 July 2021
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