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Non stop works and poor traffic management

Reported via iOS in the Roadworks category anonymously at 11:15, Sun 4 October 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2324188.

The temporary traffic lights have made this corner even more dangerous and unpleasant. The stop sign is around the corner before the junction but the traffic light is after it some distance away. Cars leaving and entering Sunderland road block the road or miss the lights all together and cars that pass the stop sign as the lights change block the turning or cars approaching from opposite direction.

Also these are not emergency works, so should not be working all weekend as they have been for over a month now.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team, where possible and appropriate action will be taken. We will aim to update you in progress within 10 days

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by TfL at 08:24, Mon 5 October 2020

  • The works on Sunderland Road/Waldram Park Road are being carried out by SGN to carryout essential works to maintain business and residential gas supplies due to very old gas mains. The temporary signals are being manually controlled for 12 hours every day to maintain traffic flow and operatives on site carrying out the works and addressing any site issues. Works are being carried out 7 days a week (with reduced hours on the weekend) to reduce the duration of the entire works. The temporary signals are being manually controlled for 12 hours every day to maintain traffic flow and operatives on site carrying out the works and addressing any site issues.

    The works are expected to be completed in 2 weeks. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 12:59, Tue 6 October 2020

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