Gosport traffic flowing freely after signal fault is fixed

GREEN LIGHT Traffic lights on Wych Lane have been fixed
GREEN LIGHT Traffic lights on Wych Lane have been fixed
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PROBLEMS with traffic lights at the end of a newly-reopened road have been fixed.

Motorists had complained about the signals at the end of Wych Lane in Gosport following its lengthy closure for work on the Bus Rapid Transit route.

Drivers praised the new layout of the road but said the traffic lights were not letting enough people out.

Hampshire County Council says the signal timings had been changed while the work was being carried out to keep the A32 flowing easily.

But when Wych Lane reopened in December there was a fault with the traffic detection system.

The council’s maintenance contractor investigated the problem and carried out work on the signals which has now put them back into operation.

Labour ward councillor for the area, Cllr Dennis Wright, said: ‘The last few days have been greatly improved.

‘We had a few busy periods because of the wet weather but apart from that it has been very easy to get through.

‘I am delighted the county council has done something about it because we had numerous complaints.’

Wych Lane was shut for 10 months while an old railway bridge was removed and underground cables moved.

There is now a junction which will form part of the BRT route, expected to open later this year.

Contractors also removed the old railway bridge which used to go over the road as part of the town’s disused railway line.