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Traffic light sensors from Weekley Wood Avenue onto the roundabout are too near to the lights causing traffic queues

Reported in the Request Timing Review category anonymously at 14:18, Tuesday 1 September 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2273260.

I work at a building on Cherry Hall Road, Kettering and everyday, on numerous occasions, there is a huge queue of vehicles at the traffic lights, on the approach to the roundabout. This is because the sensor is too close to the lights and vehicles are not pulling up close enough to trigger the lights. This causes a huge back up of traffic until someone who is aware of the problem gets out of their vehicle to notify the driver to pull forward closer to the lights. This is a daily issue which is only going to get worse as the area is developed and more traffic is in the area. I was unable to pull the pinpoint into the correct location on the map.

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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 14:19, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • Thankyou for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. We have raised an order to replace the existing sensors and relocate them further back. This is provisionally planned overnight on the 13th October 2020

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:50, Thursday 17 September 2020

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

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:11, Wednesday 23 September 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:45, Wednesday 14 October 2020

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