Motorists have accused Luton Borough Council of creating traffic chaos after traffic lights were installed at a town centre roundabout.
The roundabout at Park Viaduct – which joins on to Crawley Green Road, St Mary’s Road and Windmill Road – was equipped with traffic lights in January.
The idea was to stop congestion caused by high-speed traffic from Windmill Road. But motorists claim the lights are causing more problems than they are fixing.
One man told Luton News: “I have not encountered anyone who has a positive comment to make regarding this scheme. It has caused major disruption to traffic flow from all directions.”
The same resident added that the council appeared “determined” to defend the scheme “at all costs”.
A Luton Borough Council spokesman said: “We’ve unfortunately experienced some issues in connection with the IT capabilities of the relevant signal controller which is throwing up intermittent faults.”
In spite of the problems, the spokesman defended the scheme, adding: “It was necessary to install the lights as high speeds through the area were causing road safety concerns, making it very difficult for traffic to enter the roundabout.”
While solutions are being looked into, the council has added white lining to help assist the flow of traffic.
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