Traffic light timing out
Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 16:21, Tuesday 19 October 2021
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
Travelling from Poulton-le-Fylde, it can take up to 30 minutes to get through the lights, with queues reaching up to 2 miles back. Often only 2-3 vehicles are let through at a time. A usual 20 minute bus journey is now 1hr plus!
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 14:47, Friday 29 October 2021
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.