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Unusually long tailbacks

Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights (NH) category anonymously at 08:09, Thursday 12 May 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Something has happened to these lights in the last few days that is causing unusually long tailbacks. It's either ones on the M5 J9 Roundabout or those at the end of Shannon Way.

Since Monday 9th May queues have been worse (yes, worse than usual) and are forming a lot earlier. At 7.15 in the morning they are already back down the A438 to the Gulf garage heading into Tewkesbury. Before this date you could pretty much just drive up to the lights at Shannon Way with no issues.

The tailbacks onto the M5 (northbound exit slip) are also getting excessive and earlier.

This is also happening in the evening and daytime.

Please send someone out to check.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways through our ‘report a problem on our network’ website. This facility is specifically for reporting defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes. Unfortunately, we’re unable to reply through the website for the type of report you’ve made on this occasion, and kindly ask you to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or at if you’d like us to respond.

    Posted by National Highways at 13:04, Friday 13 May 2022

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