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Short-timed traffic light rotation causing tailbacks

Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 13:02, Tuesday 19 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Traffic travelling East on the A586 from Poulton/Blackpool onto the A585 at the Singleton junction by the Shell Garage face regular significant delays as the traffic light rotation has been altered to be a much shorter time than usual as part of the ongoing major roadwork improvements.

This is a major road connecting Blackpool and Poulton to central Lancashire and the Motorway network.

I would please ask that National highways considers expanding the A586 light-timing to allow more traffic to flow out from Blackpool and Poulton into the wider network.

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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.

    Posted anonymously at 13:57, Friday 29 October 2021

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