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Lane changes at spittals roundabout

Reported via mobile in the Sign issue category anonymously at 12:40, Saturday 24 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

There has been changes to the lanes at the roundabout which doesn’t make any sense. On many occasions I have been cut up by people being in the left lane which is now a left turn only. This is an accident waiting to happen. Also the traffic lights are now staying red for a considerable amount of time which is causing huge queues and causing people to get in the left hand lane to go straight over!

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  • The problem is also the light timings. They are too long on red and seconds on green.

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Saturday 24 July 2021

  • Christ you can’t even resurface a roundabout without completely destroying it, why did you have to change the light timings? They were fine? Why did you have to change the layout of the roundabout? It was fine? It’s been used for many years the same way, even with the new road the only change would be the words on the signs. Making more problems than are needed...

    Posted anonymously at 00:30, Sunday 25 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 11:53, Wednesday 28 July 2021

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