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Traffic light timings incorrect

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 21:41, Monday 18 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Traffic light timings for this junction are completely out of sync. When approaching from Garstang Road, lights last a matter of seconds letting only a handful of cars through causing extreme tailbacks on one side yet when approaching from all other directions there is no problems. This is causing many people to dangerously overtake to either get to the petrol station or to get near the front to join the right hand lane for turning right down Lodge Lane.

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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 13:17, Friday 29 October 2021

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