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Traffic light timing review

Reported via desktop in the Request Timing Review category anonymously at 21:28, Wednesday 28 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2696951.

This is about the traffic lights at the junction of Barton Road and Warkton Lane. They don't appear to be showing on the interactive map. The lights controlling traffic coming from the Burton Latimer direction, and thus that traffic turning right into Warkton Lane, change from red to green approx 2-3 seconds in front of those lights controlling traffic coming up the hill from Kettering direction. I have seen a number of near misses at this junction as the first driver turning right goes, presumably thinking he/she can, then frequently the 2nd/3rd car start to follow but by then the traffic coming from Kettering has started to move and the drivers turning right are then caught in no mans land. Some go, some hesitate. Please could they be looked at asap before there is a nasty accident. Could the sequencing be changed to mirror that of the junc of Barton Road and Windmill Ave for traffic turning right into Windmill Ave?

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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 Highways at 21:29, Wednesday 28 April 2021

  • Thank you for contacting the Council regarding these works. I have forwarded your comments on to the developer so that they can be considered as part of the scheduled Road Safety audit on the completed scheme. Many thanks for raising this with us.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:10, Monday 17 May 2021

  • Traffic lights still not working correctly, still confusion whether to turn or not as other traffic sits waiting to come up the hill at traffic lights. There will be another accident soon, probably serious.

    Posted anonymously at 11:59, Saturday 22 May 2021

  • There have been several accidents due to the poor timing control of these traffic lights. The control cabinet for the traffic lights has also been hit as a result. I assume waiting for repair as it has red tape around it. This needs to be sorted as a priority because more accidents will happen.

    Posted anonymously at 13:59, Monday 7 June 2021

  • Thank you for contacting the Council regarding these works. You comments have been passed to the developer for Hanwood park who are responsible for these signals. Changes are planned to be made to the timings and road markings.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:23, Thursday 22 July 2021

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