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Traffic light timing means cars unable to exit hospital site

Reported in the Request Timing Review category anonymously at 17:52, Mon 21 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1813750.

Traffic is very backed up on clifftonville road meaning that traffic can't get off the hospital site. Only a couple of cars can get off the site when the lights changes due to cars being backed up across the traffic lights. This means a huge backlog of cars in the hospital and it can therefore take 15-30mins to get off the hospital site at busy times. The real cause is probably the lights at the bottom of clifftonville road not allowing sufficent traffic through which results in a huge queue of cars back up clifftonville road past the hospital. It's been going on for years so both sets of lights at the bottom of clifftonville road and the set at the hospital site need aligning to cope with traffic.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 17:55, Mon 21 October 2019

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. There has been a significant increase in the amount of traffic using both the Cliftonville Road and surrounding junctions. Junctions improvement works are being planned in Early 2020 to improve capacity at these junctions. We remotely monitor the operation of the signals and no specific fault has been identified. An engineer has been requested to attend site to check the operation of the detection.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:05, Fri 25 October 2019

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