Council urges caution as traffic lights fail at busy Portsmouth junction with Queen Alexandra Hospital

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TRAFFIC lights at a main road’s bustling junction with a Portsmouth hospital have stopped working.

An unknown fault has affected Southampton Road’s junction with Sevenoaks Road – an entrance to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham. 

Portsmouth City Council’s roads team reported the fault just after 8.15am. 

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It said in a tweet: ‘Southampton Rd jctn Sevenoaks Rd traffic signals are out, approach with caution.’ 

A spokeswoman for the authority said the signal failure comes after issues which arose at the junction on Monday. 

Southampton Road, Portsmouth, and its junction with Sevenoaks Road, left. Picture: Google Street View

Southampton Road, Portsmouth, and its junction with Sevenoaks Road, left. Picture: Google Street View

She added: ‘Following issues with the signals yesterday morning Colas Engineers have been on site to identify the cause of the signal failure.

‘Unfortunately on rare occasions some faults can take longer to rectify, as is the instance here.

‘Colas are on site again this morning and will continue to keep Portsmouth City Council informed as the day progresses.’ 

The council admitted ‘fluctuating’ issues at the junction of Southampton Road, the A27 and the M275 in September. 

It came after lights at the junction were found to have switched off at ‘random’ times over a period of days.