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Traffic light programming / road layout

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 16:33, Friday 23 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

When coming from Brampton direction towards Huntingdon, the lights stay red for a long period of time. An issue is clear as the lights on the roundabout (to the right) appear green at least 3 times before it turns to red - in this time, the traffic lights mentioned above remain on red. In addition to this, since the new layout I have witnessed multiple near crashes due to the road markings. A new road marking indicating that the left lane only goes left would prevent this.

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  • Dear Sir/Madam

    Thank you for contacting us via Fix My Street 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.

    Last week we also found and repaired a fault with the controller that runs the traffic signals at the junction. This should resolve the problem with the traffic light timings you’ve reported.

    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 me again.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 13:43, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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