New phasing

Harbour Junction artists impression (large version)Work will take place tomorrow evening to connect the new detection equipment at Harbour Crossroads.

Weather permitting, from around 6.30pm the signals will be switched off and the junction will be controlled with four-way temporary lights.

The junction should be back online between 10pm and 11pm.

The new phasing means that the right turn into North Quay will only be allowed when Westwey Road is at red, and a longer time of all red will be given to allow trapped cars to clear the junction before the next approach is given green.



4 Responses to “New phasing”

  1. Terry Says:

    Why was this not foreseen when this junction was ‘designed’ by ‘traffic engineers’ or was it all scribbled on the back of a brown envelope?

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Terry,

      Due to the temporary one-way closure of King Street, the number of vehicles currently turning right from Boot Hill into North Quay is higher than we anticipate it will be when all the junction works are complete.

      Because this is a temporary action by some vehicles it was hard to design into the new junction.

      From monitoring the junction it has become clear that the phasing of the lights should be altered to give a longer time of all red to allow trapped cars more time to clear the junction before the next approach is given green.

      This is the reason why all new road schemes are monitored for a substantial amount of time after work is completed – to ensure it is working properly and to observe any difficulties drivers encounter, which may then require further elements of work.

  2. Richard Says:

    I notice that a ‘drivers not adhering to the highway code’ has been quoted a few times as the reason to the confusion at the junction. If this is the case, it is because it is just not that obvious when using the junction, who has priority. It’s something to do with the angles … the offsetting of the the different junctions becasue of where the roads historically lye. If the same traffic system was set up on a straight-forward crossroad, I don’t think there would be any confusion. Nobody seems to have acknowledged, even with the new markings, that the junction ‘looks’ confusing.

  3. Terry Says:

    I think that a temporary circle of traffic cones in the middle of the junction, as an experiment, will perhaps help to diagnose problems.

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