Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights (NH) category anonymously at 13:20, Sat 12 August 2023
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 4884806.
Traffic lights on slip road off A55 onto A51 at Littleton are incorrectly timed. They used to be acceptable (just about), but they seem to have been changed and now do not allow enough cars through to (maybe just 2-3cars, while other routes seem to be overly prioritised). At peak (mainly evening) times outside holiday period it causes traffic to back up badly beyond the length of the slip road and becomes an obstruct and a danger to the A55 dual carriageway traffic. The whole roundabout junction would also benefit massively from fresh yellow box road painting and enforcement cameras. On Vicars Cross side of the A55 this is very bad and frequently cars that get green light cannot then move - due to the way being blocked by ignorant road users who move into the yellow hatch area without their exit being clear. This whole junction is very poor, but seems these simple steps would help. …And ironically this junction works better when the traffic lights are not working at all!!
Thank you for making your report. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue. If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we will continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.
Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.
Kind regards National Highways
State changed to: Internal referral
Posted by National Highways at 10:25, Tue 15 August 2023