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Temporary lights are timed wrong for the traffic flow.

Reported in the Current Roadworks category anonymously at 17:27, Thu 3 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Yet again the temporary lights are timed wrong for the traffic flow. Queued from West Hendred to Wantage, over a mile or two, to find just 6 cars waiting on the other direction! This happens EVERY time there are road works on the A417 - surely previous experience should be learnt from by now. Please sort it out.

Council ref: ENQ19844238

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:30, Thu 3 October 2019

  • When I went through at 5pm, there were a bunch of workmen stood on the grass bank at the entrance to West Lockinge smoking cigarettes. Surely one of them could have still had a smoke but manually controlled the lights.

    But as the OP of this report has said, this happens every time there are roadworks on the A417 and no one bothers to operate the lights manually to keep delays to a minimum. Or if they do, they still somehow get it wrong.

    Posted anonymously at 23:58, Thu 3 October 2019

  • Just as bad tonight. Took me nearly an hour to get from Harwell to Wantage.

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Mon 7 October 2019

  • To complain, Contact Oxfordshire County Council, highway enquiries team, on 0345 310 1111

    From past experience, by the time this report is actioned by OCC, the lights and workmen will have long gone.

    Posted anonymously at 08:49, Tue 8 October 2019

  • Sigh!!! As per usual the roadworks have been completed before OCC has done anything about the complaint. Is it any wonder we have no faith in you?

    Posted anonymously at 12:47, Thu 10 October 2019

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