Report: Traffic lights issue

17:29 Sep 16 2020 Near Junction of Mill Street / Kilcock Road / Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Hi, Can i notify Kildare County Council that there is an issue with the set of traffic lights at the church in Maynooth. Its the main set outside St. Marys Church at the junction with the old Kilcock Road and Moyglare Road. When driving from the Mill Street onto Moyglare Road there is a lot of dead green time allowed to traffic coming from Kilcock even though there are no vehicles on that approach. This means that the other 2 legs are sitting there at red lights for no reason. I could be sitting there for over 30 seconds wth no traffic coming from Kilcock. Perhaps the detection loops could be checked? This happens to me at about 6.40pm in the evenings especially, however it seems to happen at all times of the day. I would be very grateful if these could be checked and if you can send an update on this when you receive your report back. Thanks a mill -- posted via
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Kildare County Council (Sep 17 2020)
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Kildare County Council (Sep 23 2020)

Thank you for your e-mail and comments. The traffic signals in Maynooth are operated by a urban traffic control system called SCOOT. The UTC system co-ordinates the signals so there is greater progression through the junctions - on some occasions it will hold the traffic in order to ensure that there is a clear route for the traffic to enter into - this is called gating. The UTC system queues the traffic in on both approaches and release them to ensure progression is achieved accordingly through the junctions.

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