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Traffic light phasing has changed causing significant holdups

Reported in the Request Timing Review category anonymously at 08:18, Tue 3 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1872235.

The traffic light phasing on the Round Spinney roundabout has changed, so that when travelling south from Kettering, the morning (pre-7am) queues now reach back to the Moulton Shell station roundabout. Until a couple of weeks ago, when the lights were green to allow you on to the roundabout, they were also green to allow you straight down Lumbertubs Way, but this is now no longer the case, and the traffic backs up causing upwards of a ten minute delay, and that is at pre-rush hour periods. I do appreciate that necessary road works are in progress around that area, but cannot see why they should require a change to the previous light phasing.

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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 08:20, Tue 3 December 2019

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. An engineer will attend site and investigate the operation of the signals. As you are already aware there are major works taking place in the location which has resulted in the detectors being damaged which will have an impact on the operation of the signals. Additionally the A43 Approach from Moulton has been reduced to 2 lanes which has reduced the available capacity of the junction. We monitor this Junction via CCTV from our traffic control centre and have been making adjustments to help improve the situation.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:23, Wed 4 December 2019

  • Thank you For Contacting Northamptonshire Highways. An engineer has attended site Friday morning and investigated the reported issue. Some of the detection has been damaged on the A43 due to the ongoing roadwork’s to provide the Moulton Bypass and the re alignment of the carriageway. Our engineer has implemented a Temporary Fix to prevent the signals becoming stuck whilst we await completion of the roadwork’s and replacement of the detection. This Junction is monitored by our team in the Traffic control centre via CCTV and we are able to amend timings as required remotely depending on road conditions. Should the signals stick again please contact our customer services number for immediate attention. Please call 0300 126 1000 between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday or 01604 651 074 outside of these hours.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:04, Tuesday

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