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Traffic lights on A417 Wantage Road

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:15, Friday 14 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

On a fair number of occasions over the last 12 months there have been roadworks on the A417. On each and every occasion the traffic lights to manage traffic have failed in their objective. As a resident I can confirm that peak rush hour times are 7am to 9am (Wantage traffic travels towards Didcot/Harwell) and 4.30pm to 6.30pm (Didcot/Harwell traffic returns to Wantage). Is it possible to program the lights to observe this or have them manually controlled during those periods? It is making life miserable to motorists, particularly at the end of the day when everyone wants to get home!

Council ref: ENQ20857823

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:20, Friday 14 February 2020

  • Here here.

    I, and many others have been complaining about this for quite a few years now.

    You would think someone from OCC would take note of all these complaints and suggestions made, and actually do something about it instead of continuing to ignore the problem!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 10:42, Friday 14 February 2020

  • Well put. However I have been telling them this for 30 years, so I'm not hopeful that anything will change.

    Posted anonymously at 12:27, Friday 14 February 2020

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:05, Monday 17 February 2020

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