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Poor Traffic Flow Management

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 12:00, Monday 18 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Garstang Road A586 traffic lights, before crossing Lodge Lane has poor traffic management. The green signal is not on long enough. This causes major delays down Garstang road A586. To best the traffic drivers will speed down the middle off the road to join a short second lane which turns right. Or cut left into the fuel station to beat the lights. This is dangerous with cars racing oncoming traffic before it appears. Several requests and updates have been shared with yourselves including council. Increase the time the signal stays green and the flow will improve. The majority of traffic will travel the A585 on Garstang New Road and turn right to the motorway. This junction is far more suited to larger traffic volume as this junction is wider with more lanes. We hope to see the flow and safety improve.

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  • 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 13:45, Friday 29 October 2021

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