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Non-compliant roadworks signage

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 01:55, Friday 15 July 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3677710.

Once again, the Temporary Traffic Management for an Eastbound closure of the Fore Street Tunnel on the A406 Sterling Way/Angel Road has the initial warning sign placed after the last decision point to avoid the closure, with it being located where the empty "A-frame" is on the right-hand side of the screenshot.

As usual, this fails to meet the requirement of signage being 1 mile before the closure where the road is a dual carriageway with a 50mph speed limit, with the sign being located approximately half a mile from the start of the taper.

Whilst I appreciate the local authority road network has insufficient capacity to handle all of the A406 traffic, adequate signage would at least enable drivers to take alternative routes rather than being stuck in an avoidable traffic jam for 20+ minutes.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. It was investigated by our team and regrettably we are unable to resolve it through Streetcare. In light of this, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234, or by using this web form help-and-contact/ contact-us-about-streets-and-other-road-issues , who will be able to help you with this query

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by TfL at 12:27, Tuesday 19 July 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. As per Chapter 8 Pt1 Plan DZA2, for a 50mph dual carriageway, the distance between the first cone in the lead taper and the initial advance sign (P7001) is 800mtrs. Advance signs placed at 1 mile, would only be required if the following criteria were to be met: - Traffic is anticipated to queue past the 800yds sign. This would then usually be supplemented with Queues likely signs (P584/584.1) - If the works fall under ‘Standard works’ (ie placed on the carriageway for a time period of more than 24hrs) - At the client request albeit this would be discussed at design stage

    The TMP does show the correct approach signage, however if additional signs would be required in order to try and divert vehicles at an earlier junction and avoid the closure, this would need to be requested and we can send to the CAD team for design amendments to be made. Kind regards

    Transport for London

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 13:01, Thursday 21 July 2022

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