HE explains A14 junction traffic signal outage

Highways England has taken to Facebook to explain to people in Cambridgeshire why traffic lights are currently off on a busy junction on the A14, after some drivers complained about “near misses” on the roundabout.

The post gives an update on the work at the Milton Interchange which links the A14 with the A10 north of Cambridge City Centre.

“Our recent work at Milton has involved us turning the traffic light signals off to remove and replace the cabling that feeds the lights, along with replacing all the traffic light signal heads.In order for permanent traffic lights to be commissioned, they need to be jointly inspected by a number of individuals,” the post reads. “This was scheduled to take place yesterday but unfortunately due to circumstances outside our control, has been delayed until Thursday 3 September.

“If the inspection goes to plan, the lights will be back on shortly afterwards. In the meantime, there’s [sic] Give Way signs at the approaches to the junction. In the absence of traffic lights the roundabout should be treated as a Give Way junction. Following feedback, the STOP line on the A10 southbound approach was refreshed last night.We still have work to do to before we can finish the A14 eastbound exit slip to A10 northbound lane; part of the works include the relocation of two monitoring wells for the landfill site and we are still agreeing the details with the Environment Agency.

“We’re working closely with the Environment Agency to agree a solution that meets their requirements and allows us to finish the works as soon as we can.”

Local news site CambridgeshireLive reported that people had complained about “near misses” while the lights have been off with “Southbound motorists on the A10 continuing onto the roundabout without checking for (or giving way to) traffic already on it.” One road user told the site it was “an accident waiting to happen.”

(Picture – Geograph.com)


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