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Traffic backing up towards Shirehampton

Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights (NH) category anonymously at 16:31, Wed 9 November 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3951961.

Green lights have been altered and don’t let enough cars through. The traffic is backed up, during rush/school hour, to past the M5 bridge causing problems for road users and traffic exiting Akeman Way and Atlantic Road trading estate. This is aggravated by cars on the left being parked forcing cars into one lane rather than three. This has been a problem for the last two weeks.

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  • Thank you for your report about the traffic lights on the Portway. We're sorry for the inconvenience and delays this is causing.

    We're aware that there is an issue being caused here by the lights. We've been out to assess this lights, and these are working as they should be. However, we know that recently they’ve gone through an systems upgrade. We've asked the team responsible to check these against this update, as something has changed to cause the queuing.

    These issues don't always have obvious solutions, and can be complex to resolve. We're working on a solution to this as quickly as possible.

    We hope this helps with your enquiry. If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or, or visit our website at

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 10:31, Thu 10 November 2022

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