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Traffic Light stuck

Reported in the Signal Stuck category anonymously at 01:54, Fri 6 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 1876790.

Traffic light seems to be behaving strange during night times when a vehicle is on saint Michael's road seems not to register it and ive had to turn left when its red as ive been waiting in excess of 5 mins so i would suggest it to be investigated and fixed

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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 01:55, Fri 6 December 2019

  • Thank you for the notification. We will investigate the issues you have raised.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:29, Fri 6 December 2019

  • This problem has not been fixed. Last night 4/1/2020 I was pulled over by the police and given a ticket for going through them lights after waiting 7-8 minutes. I was extra careful and observant. I explained that the traffic lights are faulty and have been faulty for some time now especially during the night.

    I see this problem was reported on the Friday 6th December 2019. It has not been fixed and I am appalled that this problem is ongoing and causing great distress. I shall seek an appeal as this is a problem the Country Council should have fixed as it was reported nearly a month ago.

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Saturday 4 January 2020

  • I see I'm not the only who has realised there is a definite problem with these set of lights (St Michaels Rd). I have been waiting nearly ten minutes but nothing changes. Its only when cars come from left or right which triggers the sensors then it changes. Something very wrong here. I've experienced this problem mainly during the night numerous times.

    Posted anonymously at 05:19, Friday 10 January 2020

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. An engineer had already attended site following the initial report of an issue with the timings. The engineer has found that one of the detectors on St Michaels road has been damaged by utility works and requires replacement. To replace the detector requires the road to be closed for a period to undertake the works as the detectors are cut into the road surface. This is being organised and will be carried out once other road works nearby are complete as we cannot close the road when other roads nearby are also closed. Whilst the detector is faulty the signals will operate under a fixed time sequence which will result in waiting times of up to 1 minute which overnight will appear to be a long time. Following your update on the 4th January, a specialist engineer has attended site on Tuesday 7th and carried out adjustments to the timing to improve waiting times at different times of the day and reduce them to no more than 30 seconds at night 21:00 – 07:30. Works are being progressed to replace the damaged detector as soon as possible. The signals are monitored by a central monitoring system in the traffic control centre and our team will continue to monitor the operation of the Junction.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:03, Friday 10 January 2020

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:51, Friday 17 January 2020

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:55, Friday 17 January 2020

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