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Apparent change in traffic light sequencing - see below report from a colleague

Reported via desktop in the Traffic lights (NH) category anonymously at 16:49, Wed 18 October 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5110954.

As I mentioned in the meeting yesterday, there appear to have been some detrimental changes made to the traffic light times at position marked (A) in the below screenshot.

A couple of Monday’s ago both myself and some other employees noticed a highways/engineer van parked up by (A) and working on the light system. For the next few days/weeks the traffic has been considerably worse than usual at rush hour. Granted a few days this has been caused by broken down vehicles on the roundabout or crashes but on the other days there is no other reason we can see for the traffic other than a build up of cars heading from Posthouse Roundabout to A483 towards Wrexham. The lights haven’t been cycling to let enough through so they backup onto the roundabout and then backup around the roundabout ultimately bringing it all to a standstill in all directions.

If you are able to pass this information on to Highways to see if they can check their records on what work was carried out and if light timings were changed, revert them back to previous, that would be appreciated by myself and all my staff.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways.

    Your report about the timings of the traffic signals on the A483, has been passed to our specialist signals engineers. They’ll investigate the timing of these signals and make adjustments to the phasing as necessary.

    If you’d like a more detailed response, please email our 24hr Customer Contact Centre at info@nationalhighways.co.uk or call us on 0300 123 5000.

    Kind regards, National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 15:13, Mon 23 October 2023

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