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The Magic Traffic Lights (23 traffic lights for one junction)

I’ve always thought the number of traffic lights on the Great Western Hospital entrance on Marlborough Road Swindon were excessive. Today though I just thought I’d count them and post them online.

The picture below shows the view coming from East to West (Top) from West to East (Lower left) and from the hospital (Lower right).

In total then (and I have no doubt I’ve missed some) I counted 23 separate traffic lights. This is a junction which you can only approach from 3 directions! It’s essentially a T-junction with 23 traffic lights?

Is the road planner trying to one-up the Magic roundabout which is only 3 miles from here, by designing something equally magical?

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