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TM signs incorrect

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 10:28, Thursday 30 September 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

26 Sept 2021. Travelling southbound on the A1(M) near jct10 the traffic was diverted off the through route down the slip road to the A507 jct below. Total chaos. The signs at the end of the slip on the A507 roundabout gave directions to A507 East and Services/A507 West but no direction for A1(M) South. Not wishing to end up stuck in a queue for the Services and petrol problems, I continued round the roundabout only to find that Exit 2 (the southbound slip on to the A1(M) was signed Works Traffic Only, no signage to indicate that this was also the route to A1(M) southbound. I could see no way out of the junction so I took this southbound slip in the hope that it would lead me to the A1(M) Southbound, which it did but I was on my own. No-one else had the nerve to take this route until I started the trend then everyone followed. It was clearly the correct decision as I continued my journey without incident. The TM was a total mess and caused untold issues at the junction below and a long unnecessary tailback on the A1(M) southbound on the approach to the junction. Very frustrating as I was unfamiliar with the route and had travelled down from Stamford without incident.

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  • Dear Sir/Madam

    Thank you for contacting us via Fix My Street regarding the traffic management signs for the works on the A1M.

    I appreciate you taking the time to report this.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused due our works and traffic management.

    I have raised your observations to the project manager for these works. She has checked with the traffic management team and the signage was in place and correct. I have been informed that this was checked by the team every 2 hours.

    We appreciate your patience whilst we carry out these essential works.

    Thank you again for contacting us, I hope you find my response helpful.

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Tuesday 12 October 2021

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