Dangerous lane signs on Spittals going towards A141
Reported via desktop in the Sign issue category anonymously at 15:55, Friday 23 July 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
In the last week or so, the lanes have been changed meaning traffic going straight on towards the A141 are being cut up by cars in the new left hand left only lane. I have been cut up every single time without fail. An accident waiting to happen.
The new road markings at Spittals are causing chaos and endangerment. Please revert to previous markings where it run smoothly. Thank you,
Posted anonymously at 18:14, 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.
Thank you again for contacting us
Kind Regards Highways England
State changed to: Closed
Posted anonymously at 11:35, Wednesday 28 July 2021
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