UPDATED: Junction lights working again after fault

Traffic lights on all sides of a busy four-way junction in Aylesbury were out again for nearly three hours this morning, making for a dangerous free-for-all amongst motorists.

While the impact of the Horse and Jockey junction lights being out from 6.30am on Tuesday was lessened by the fact it is the school half-term, it still made negotiating one of the town’s busiest sections of road hazardous.

Lights out at Horse and Jockey junction

Lights out at Horse and Jockey junction

It is not the first time the lights have stopped working. Highways staff have been called to fix similar problems at both the Horse and Jockey and Watermead junctions on numerous occasions since their installation replaced roundabouts.

Transport for Bucks said the lights were back in operation shortly after 9am.

“The traffic lights at the Horse and Jockey junction were reported as being out of operation from 6:30am and were back working fully from 9:10am,” a spokesman said.

“The problem was caused by a fault with the software controlling the lights, causing them to stop working. The engineer was called and the problem is now rectified.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this caused.”