Warning as traffic lights break at busy city centre junction

Daily Echo: Warning as traffic lights break at busy city centre junction Warning as traffic lights break at busy city centre junction

Drivers have been warned of chaos in Southampton city centre after a traffic light failure.

It comes after the traffic lights at the busy junction at Civic Centre Hill broke this morning.

Now highways bosses have warned rush hour motorists to approach the junction with caution.

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9:16am Thu 22 May 14

funchal says...

I think the engineers that maintain the city traffic lights should go on a technology course to understand how they work. Clearly the current engineers are brain dead!
I think the engineers that maintain the city traffic lights should go on a technology course to understand how they work. Clearly the current engineers are brain dead! funchal
  • Score: 4

9:21am Thu 22 May 14

huckit P says...

Traffic will probably flow better without the lights.
Traffic will probably flow better without the lights. huckit P
  • Score: 20

9:53am Thu 22 May 14

adamello says...

huckit P wrote:
Traffic will probably flow better without the lights.
Often does in studies
[quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Traffic will probably flow better without the lights.[/p][/quote]Often does in studies adamello
  • Score: 16

11:19am Thu 22 May 14

Maine Lobster says...

adamello wrote:
huckit P wrote: Traffic will probably flow better without the lights.
Often does in studies
It did this morning! No queues and a free flowing junction!
[quote][p][bold]adamello[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Traffic will probably flow better without the lights.[/p][/quote]Often does in studies[/p][/quote]It did this morning! No queues and a free flowing junction! Maine Lobster
  • Score: 15

11:39am Thu 22 May 14

focus19 says...

Best thing to happen to that junction, when the lights fail. Everything moves a lot better, Should just have Amber flashing lights instead to warn for caution or something similar etc, Way to many Traffic lights in Southampton which is not very environmental and the main cause for congestion, wonder how much electric is needed to run the darn things lol . Shame the Old rose gardens disappeared as looked nice back then as well.
Best thing to happen to that junction, when the lights fail. Everything moves a lot better, Should just have Amber flashing lights instead to warn for caution or something similar etc, Way to many Traffic lights in Southampton which is not very environmental and the main cause for congestion, wonder how much electric is needed to run the darn things lol . Shame the Old rose gardens disappeared as looked nice back then as well. focus19
  • Score: 15

7:37pm Thu 22 May 14

SkiesTheLimit says...

We drove across the junction at 9.45 this morning, towards ToysRus and got through without any waiting, other motorists just used their common sense and there were no queues in any direction. It would probably save a great deal of frustration, time, money and pollution if the bulk of the traffic lights in Southampton were turned off. Perhaps have a yellow light showing in every direction to warn motorists of a junction. The USA four-way-intersectio
n etiquette where one vehicle at-a-time from each direction has priority, might also work well in the UK for less busy crossroads.
We drove across the junction at 9.45 this morning, towards ToysRus and got through without any waiting, other motorists just used their common sense and there were no queues in any direction. It would probably save a great deal of frustration, time, money and pollution if the bulk of the traffic lights in Southampton were turned off. Perhaps have a yellow light showing in every direction to warn motorists of a junction. The USA four-way-intersectio n etiquette where one vehicle at-a-time from each direction has priority, might also work well in the UK for less busy crossroads. SkiesTheLimit
  • Score: 3

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