Traffic light phasing
Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 16:21, Friday 15 October 2021
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
Lights on A586 eastbound down to windy harbour only on green for 8 seconds causing tailbacks to poulton industrial estate. 30 to 40 minutes to get through the lights. Total chaos due to traffic coming up and making a non-existent middle lane even if going straight down Garstang New Road - 2 accidents so far already at this junction - many more waiting to happen, does there have to be a fatality before you will simply alter the timings on the traffic lights???
We appreciate your concerns and are grateful for you taking the time to report your observations. Our team delivering the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass scheme became aware of an issue recently with the traffic light timings. Failed sensors buried in the carriageway of the adjacent local authority road network, which are linked to our traffic lights here, were identified as the cause of the issue.
We replaced the failed sensors in late September, but a subsequent assessment earlier this month revealed additional failed sensors (also on the local road network) linked to the traffic lights at the crossroads. The failed sensors were replaced overnight on 26 October and the traffic lights are now working as per their design. We plan to assess the suitability of the current timings in the near future and to adjust them where appropriate to suit am and pm peak period traffic flows.
Posted anonymously at 10:30, Friday 29 October 2021
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