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Horrendous sequencing eastbound from Garstang Road (A586) At the crossroads

Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 07:37, Saturday 16 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The sequencing of these traffic lights are horrendous. Queues of half and hour or more and with traffic backed up for miles is a regular occurance. This can happen at all times of the day. This is forcing traffic to try to find alternate routes through the country lanes around Singleton and Little Singleton. This is causing grid lock.

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  • Can something please be done about the traffic light sequence before there is a major accident. Cars fed up of queuing to turn right are speeding along on the wrong side of the road to try and beat oncoming traffic. Last week there was a bottle neck as 'turn right' traffic had restricted the road width and vehicles turning onto Garstang Road couldnt get past. Cars are sweeping up and pulling in front of others (pushing in) causing road rage, numerous cars are cutting across the petrol forecourt. Tailback of traffic can stretch as far as the new homes site. The site for the new bypass has numerous heavy goods vehicles joining the queue. Please try and sort the sequence as soon as possible. Sometimes only three vehicles get through and less if there is someone trying to pull out of the petrol station.

    Posted anonymously at 07:33, Monday 18 October 2021

  • 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.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 10:50, Friday 29 October 2021

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