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Incorrect marking

Reported via desktop in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 23:31, Tue 19 April 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3469453.

There are 3 arrows painted. The 1st is a left, the 2nd is straight on and the 3rd is a left. Surely all 3 need to be left as this is the turning into the hospital. People seeing the straight on arrow are cutting into right lane as they want to go straight on at the traffic lights and not into the hospital.

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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 23:31, Tue 19 April 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:11, Wed 18 May 2022

  • Still incorrect markings on the road

    Posted anonymously at 22:12, Wed 18 May 2022

  • Investigation: Completed (No Action Necessary) - Thank you for your enquiry regarding lane marking on the approach to the traffic light controlled junction at the General Hospital on Cliftonville Road in Northampton.

    The necessary highway improvements made to this busy intersection has allowed for the increase in capacity by adding additional lanes and careful consideration was given to how these are marked on the ground, complemented by the relevant destination signage. Following the completion of the scheme, our engineers carried out operational monitoring of the junction and fine-tuning of the traffic light timings. At the same time, an initial road safety audit was also carried out on the new layout, which included the signage and road markings.

    From the observations of both parties, it appears, as we envisaged, that lane discipline has improved dramatically under signal control and a clear carriageway. On the approach to the traffic lights the road markings indicate lanes left for the Hospital, straight on for ‘A&E’ (via Cliftonville) and ‘Other Routes’ and a right turn for The Nurseries.

    Regarding your concern with certain vehicle manoeuvrings, adherence to traffic signalling and lane discipline at the junction. We have been closely monitoring the operation of this major interchange and would like to reassure you that where necessary we will make any required adjustments but we believe that overall there has been a marked improvement in traffic flow at this location.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:20, Wed 26 October 2022

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