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Long delays due to temporary traffic lights

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 13:08, Wed 22 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4343779.

Dear Sirs, This is the third week that I have needed to find an alternative route home to Thornton on my daily commute from Mawdesley to bypass the roadworks for the new bypass. I travel by car because public transport doesn't exist for my commute to & from work. I have travelled around parts of the Fylde I didn't expect to see on my route home - Grange Park, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool Tower etc, all to avoid the reported >35 minutes delays (standard Mondays to Thursdays) to >65 minute delays (Friday 17th March 2023) on the Windy Harbour, Mains Lane, River Wyre Roundabout roadworks debacle. My two questions When are these temporary traffic lights scheduled to be removed (because they are causing chaos)? Can I and fellow commuters expect any improvement at all when the traffic lights are removed, or is my 50 minute, 37 mile journey doomed to become a 90 minute journey with these road "improvements". Many thanks for your time & would appreciate your saving my travelling time.

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  • Removal of these temporary traffic lights and the installation of permanent traffic lights will make very little difference due in the main to the fact that they are using us as guinea pigs to try and come up with a working program to reduce the congestion they've now caused. This program will likely be installed in the permanet set of lights so will never get better. If you study the new almost completed junction and the way the traffic ights are used you'll quickly realise that no amount of timing or phase changing will ever get close to the perfectly good roundabout that we had htere previously. I'm afraid we've all been hoodwinked into thinking this shiny new bypass road would achieve anything and many of us knew it wouldn't even from the initial stages of planning. Unfortunately we weren't supported and we are about to witness how a road shouldn't have been messed with in this way and how not to build a useless road that achieves nothing.

    Posted by Chris C at 16:52, Sun 16 April 2023

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