Handy Cross signal upgrade to begin on Monday

Bucks Free Press: Handy Cross signal upgrade to begin on Monday Handy Cross signal upgrade to begin on Monday

WORK to help alleviate congestion on the busy Handy Cross roundabout will begin next week with the installation of a new traffic signal system.

The Highways Agency’s project to install the Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique (SCOOT) computer system begins on Monday.

The £160,000 upgrade is estimated to take two weeks before a period of monitoring and possible adjustments. This could take a further two-to-four weeks before the system is running up to full speed.

The majority of the work will take place between 10pm and 5.30am to avoid disruptions. Diversions will not be required, the agency added.

The SCOOT computer system automatically adjusts the traffic light signalling times by using sensors to read the flow of traffic.

The signal upgrade is part of a national pinch point programme.

Visit www.highways.gov.uk/roads for more information.

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12:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

motco says...

Maybe drivers will now stop at a red light? Handy Cross is a very bad place for light jumpers.
Maybe drivers will now stop at a red light? Handy Cross is a very bad place for light jumpers. motco
  • Score: 13

2:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

jdough says...

motco wrote:
Maybe drivers will now stop at a red light? Handy Cross is a very bad place for light jumpers.
Indeed.

Having experienced HX twice a day for over a decade, I can comfortably say that the majority of problems seem to be caused by jumping the lights (and subsequent blocking of box junctions).

Given that the junction is littered with (video) cameras, exactly how hard would it be to pay someone to watch the feeds and press a button now and again?
[quote][p][bold]motco[/bold] wrote: Maybe drivers will now stop at a red light? Handy Cross is a very bad place for light jumpers.[/p][/quote]Indeed. Having experienced HX twice a day for over a decade, I can comfortably say that the majority of problems seem to be caused by jumping the lights (and subsequent blocking of box junctions). Given that the junction is littered with (video) cameras, exactly how hard would it be to pay someone to watch the feeds and press a button now and again? jdough
  • Score: 8

4:14pm Thu 9 Jan 14

motco says...

Red light cameras exist; why not here? The sound of cash rolling in would drown out the motorway noise.
Red light cameras exist; why not here? The sound of cash rolling in would drown out the motorway noise. motco
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Thu 9 Jan 14

s6blr says...

Given all the wrecks we regularly see there, I believe there should be lane dividers with LASERS on them, ALA, Dr. Evil! Then for the dim and thick who cannot negotiate 1 lane, or run a light, DEATH LASER strikes them down...

I love hallucinations! Frankly the original vendor should be sued/pursued to fund the work!
Given all the wrecks we regularly see there, I believe there should be lane dividers with LASERS on them, ALA, Dr. Evil! Then for the dim and thick who cannot negotiate 1 lane, or run a light, DEATH LASER strikes them down... I love hallucinations! Frankly the original vendor should be sued/pursued to fund the work! s6blr
  • Score: 5

3:58pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Downley Man says...

At the same time, perhaps the traffic management experts could permanently enforce the left turn lane markings towards Marlow when travelling north along the A404 at Handy Cross? Far too often inconsiderate drivers use this lane to jump the short queue by bullying their vehicle back into the correct lane again to travel either west along the M40 or further round the roundabout. In doing so the risk of accidents is increased. CCTV footage will demonstrate the frequency of this, especially at peak times.
At the same time, perhaps the traffic management experts could permanently enforce the left turn lane markings towards Marlow when travelling north along the A404 at Handy Cross? Far too often inconsiderate drivers use this lane to jump the short queue by bullying their vehicle back into the correct lane again to travel either west along the M40 or further round the roundabout. In doing so the risk of accidents is increased. CCTV footage will demonstrate the frequency of this, especially at peak times. Downley Man
  • Score: 6

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