Traffic light problems cause hold-ups at Parley Lane

Traffic light problems cause hold-ups at Parley Lane

Traffic light problems cause hold-ups at Parley Lane

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COMMUTERS driving in the area of Bournemouth Airport faced delays this morning because of faulty traffic lights.

There was slow traffic on the B3073 Parley Lane around Chapel Gate because of the problem.

The lights were working, but it is thought that an issue with detection equipment meant they were staying on red longer than normal.

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9:54am Thu 14 Aug 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Not much change then. Going from Hurn to Wimborne direction there is always time to cut the engine and have a cup of tea, a sandwich and a short nap between light changes.
Not much change then. Going from Hurn to Wimborne direction there is always time to cut the engine and have a cup of tea, a sandwich and a short nap between light changes. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 12

9:57am Thu 14 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

It's impossible to travel anywhere in Bournemouth at the moment

And what the hell are those works in Castle near the Iford roundabout? - they say it's for bus stop improvements but why NOW when there are roadworks just up the road?

And why 2 sets of stop/go about 100 yards from each other - one on the roundabout itself ffs ?
It's impossible to travel anywhere in Bournemouth at the moment And what the hell are those works in Castle near the Iford roundabout? - they say it's for bus stop improvements but why NOW when there are roadworks just up the road? And why 2 sets of stop/go about 100 yards from each other - one on the roundabout itself ffs ? billy bumble
  • Score: 7

9:57am Thu 14 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

They've probably installed a jump-light camera and are waiting with baited breath to see how many people decide the lights have failed and drive past them on red if their exit is clear.....
They've probably installed a jump-light camera and are waiting with baited breath to see how many people decide the lights have failed and drive past them on red if their exit is clear..... speedy231278
  • Score: 3

10:01am Thu 14 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

And the right hand filter from Alder road into Yarmouth road.
The opposite carriageway can be completely empty yet they stay on red because they go through a timed cycle as the detection loop does not work.
The amount of cars that have driven through the unlit filter thinking the lights are at fault is unbelievable.
Accident waiting to happen
And the right hand filter from Alder road into Yarmouth road. The opposite carriageway can be completely empty yet they stay on red because they go through a timed cycle as the detection loop does not work. The amount of cars that have driven through the unlit filter thinking the lights are at fault is unbelievable. Accident waiting to happen BIGTONE
  • Score: 6

10:27am Thu 14 Aug 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Well we didn't get a flyover for Canford Bottom, so we won't get one for Parley.
Well we didn't get a flyover for Canford Bottom, so we won't get one for Parley. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 4

10:48am Thu 14 Aug 14

Merv the Swerv says...

wth are there traffic lights at the junction with Wimborne Road and St Valeries Road. Why should this side road junction have lights? Is it because all the local councillors live there? ? There are far more deserving junctions, Braidley Road and Cavendish Road on this stretch of Wimborne Road for instance.
wth are there traffic lights at the junction with Wimborne Road and St Valeries Road. Why should this side road junction have lights? Is it because all the local councillors live there? ? There are far more deserving junctions, Braidley Road and Cavendish Road on this stretch of Wimborne Road for instance. Merv the Swerv
  • Score: 1

11:00am Thu 14 Aug 14

Graham Rees says...

Canford Bottom. I think there are 21 sets of traffic lights on that roundabout. Probably a world record. Get a passenger to count them all, if you are going all the way round. It's comical, if it wasn't so sad. The original road planners had a field day here.
Canford Bottom. I think there are 21 sets of traffic lights on that roundabout. Probably a world record. Get a passenger to count them all, if you are going all the way round. It's comical, if it wasn't so sad. The original road planners had a field day here. Graham Rees
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

MikeGB says...

Had the pleasure of dropping someone off at the airport this morning. We joined the back to the queue with 35 minutes to spare, but by the time we finally reached the place where they give you a small plastic token which allows you access to the machine where, for £2.50, they grant you freedom back to the open road, they were panicking because they had less than 5 minutes to check in or risk missing their flight. Sort it out!
Had the pleasure of dropping someone off at the airport this morning. We joined the back to the queue with 35 minutes to spare, but by the time we finally reached the place where they give you a small plastic token which allows you access to the machine where, for £2.50, they grant you freedom back to the open road, they were panicking because they had less than 5 minutes to check in or risk missing their flight. Sort it out! MikeGB
  • Score: 0

2:10pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The other one which takes ages now is Barrack Rd /Stour Rd junction. Again , long enough to cut the engine and get the novel out every time.
The other one which takes ages now is Barrack Rd /Stour Rd junction. Again , long enough to cut the engine and get the novel out every time. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 0

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