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Traffic problems after light sequence change on Asda roundabout in Hereford
CHANGES to the traffic lights on Hereford’s Asda roundabout have been causing headaches for motorists.
A number of drivers claim journeys that normally last 25 minutes are now taking up to 45 minutes as northbound A49 traffic backs up past the Grafton pub.
New signals were recently installed on the roundabout by the Highways Agency (HA) to make it easier for shoppers coming in and out of the Asda supermarket.
The scheme was part of a three-stage “pinch-point”
programme aimed at improving traffic flow in the city.
But, some motorists have said that it has been having the opposite effect.
“Traffic down Ross Road has been horrendous during last couple of weeks,”
said Linzi Griffiths.
“But, when you get to Greyfriars Bridge it is clear.”
HA spokesman Pragati Baddhan said that the traffic lights have “smart signals”
which optimise the green timings according to traffic demand on the road.
She added that the system is operated by Herefordshire Council, with which it liases to monitor traffic and ensure that it works to its full potential.
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