Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

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Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby deecy » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 2:28 pm

Essential gas maintenance until 11th April :shock:

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james
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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby james » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 4:48 pm

Usually with these things, they book more time than they actually need.

In reality they'll probably just do roadworks for something like three days starting anywhere in the period 28th Feb to 11th April.

I may be wrong.

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby City Fella » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 5:25 pm

Will be interesting with Fore Street also being closed for 1 week as from Monday. Am guessing that they will be diverting traffic through Parliament Square for access to town so could be a bit of a jam for the Monday rush hour!

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby Ted Badger » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 5:54 pm

The town is just coming to a standstill now....

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby james » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 7:29 pm

Ted Badger wrote:The town is just coming to a standstill now....


Quite. I take it all back.
However, from what I saw from my bike it's not the lights causing the problem, but people's interpretation of what the colour red means.

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby Marilyn » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 8:48 am

I would think they are having problems there was a Policeman down there at 7.30 seemed to be monitoring the situation!

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby Darcy Sarto » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 9:14 am

Marilyn wrote:I would think they are having problems there was a Policeman down there at 7.30 seemed to be monitoring the situation!


I saw him too - shuffling cones about. I think you'll find he was a "Traffic Womble" (as my son somewhat derogatorily puts it) employed by the traffic light contractor to make sure the Saturday night revellers had not been creative with the arrangements. He was there yesterday as well. Fun job(?).....but you do get a load of HiViz gear and a motorbike with a flashy light stalk....

Sainsbury think they may be "quiet" as a result (under seige more like....).

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby Marilyn » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 2:54 pm

I am sure you are right I assumed he was a policeman withe the bike and hi viz outfit.

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Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Postby arty » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 5:18 pm

Marilyn wrote:I am sure you are right I assumed he was a policeman withe the bike and hi viz outfit.


He was, indeed, a gentleman from the traffic lights company. I stood and chatted with him as he was setting it all up on Friday.

He was as frustrated as I'm sure we all will all be over the coming weeks. A difficult job, trying to programme the system to suit all directions. As we stood at the crossing, a passing driver wound down his window and swore at him. Not sure that that really helped. :(


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