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Traffic lights take too long to change for pedestrians

Reported in the Request Timing Review category anonymously at 09:57, Mon 9 September 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1760866.

Both sets of traffic lights (near to The Approach and Malcolm Drive) take far too long to change to allow pedestrians to cross, these lights are used by children attending the nearby primary school and the long wait is making them cross the road instead of waiting until the lights change to red and traffic to come to a standstill. What is the wait time for the lights to change after the button has been pressed? And can this wait time please be reduced before a child is struck by a car?

Thank you.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:00, Mon 9 September 2019

  • This is under investigation.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 19:02, Thu 12 September 2019

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to this enquiry. We have carried out a timing review at the crossing located outside of the Beacon Bingo and Saints Ground and have made some changes to the operation of the crossing. The maximum waiting time has been reduced to 40 seconds which is dependent on the current traffic conditions and is the wort case during busier times. As the crossing points are 2 independent staggered crossings, it is not possible to have both sides change at the same time. The timing changes we have carried out apply to both sides. We will continue to monitor the operation of the pedestrian crossings.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:29, Friday 31 January 2020

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