A number of people have contacted me about problems at the 3 Tuns traffic lights creating unnecessary queues of traffic. I have lobbied Wokingham Council on this issue and they are taking some action to improve things.
What do you think? Have things improved at the traffic lights? Full response below.
"Dear Councillor White,
Thank you for your recent letter regarding the traffic lights at the Three Tuns Crossroads in Earley, which has been passed to me for reply.
I have spoken to our traffic signals engineer regarding the timings. He is aware of issues with these lights and has been working with Siemens to resolve them. I understand that there are problems with the detectors and that the controller needs upgrading.
Following discussions with Siemens, I understand that the detectors will be replaced on the 5th of June. In addition to this, the controller will be upgraded on the 6th of June. It is intended to have the controller run MOVA (Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation), which should help improve the responsiveness of the lights to queues.
It should be noted, however, that while this will significantly improve the situation, it will not eliminate queues entirely.
I hope this helps to answer your query. However, if you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.