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Traffic sequence far too long leading to massive tailbacks and dangerous driving

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 17:25, Thursday 29 July 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Lights are far too long on red in this direction leading to massive tailbacks. Priority is for A1 entrance even though there is little traffic from that exit. This leads to people jumping the lights and other dangerous driving.

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  • Dear Sir/Madam

    Thank you for contacting us via Fix My Street regarding the traffic lights at 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.

    Last week we 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.

    We are unable to control driver behaviour, but recommend if you witness any dangerous driving to report this to your local police.

    Thank you again for reporting your concerns and I hope you find my reply reassuring. If you would like any additional information, please feel free to contact us.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 14:36, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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