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Approach lights in left lane the lights don’t change

Reported in the Signal Stuck category anonymously at 01:42, Mon 16 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1889757.

When approaching the traffic lights on st Michael’s road to turn left onto Kettering road the lights will not change to go unless a car is in the right hand lane is approaching to turn right

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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 01:45, Mon 16 December 2019

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. This has been passed to an engineer to attend.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:20, Mon 16 December 2019

  • 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 a 2nd report 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.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:37, Friday 17 January 2020

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