Misery for motorists as lane restrictions on Wessex Way cause tailbacks

Misery for motorists as lane restrictions on Wessex Way cause tailbacks

Misery for motorists as lane restrictions on Wessex Way cause tailbacks

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WORK to repair road signs on the Wessex Way in Bournemouth caused traffic misery for motorists today.

There were long tailbacks between the St Paul’s roundabout and the Bournemouth West roundabout yesterday, where the road was reduced to a single carriageway in both directions.

The restrictions will be in place until Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm. They are in place while maintenance work is carried out on a number of signs that were damaged during the severe weather seen earlier this year.

A stretch of the Wessex Way will also be closed overnight tomorrow while further maintenance works are carried out. The stretch between County Gates and Bournemouth West roundabout will be closed from 10pm until 6am and a signed diversion will be in place.

There will also be carriageway restrictions between 7pm and 6am on the stretch between Blackwater Junction and the Bournemouth West roundabout.

Stuart Best, street services manager, said: “Lane restrictions on the Wessex Way this week have been in place so that essential maintenance work can be carried out on a number of signs that were damaged as a result of the recent severe winter weather.

“Due to the nature and complexity of this work it is being done in daylight hours, but to keep disruption to a minimum the lane closures have been in place outside of peak times.

“We have also taken this opportunity to tackle gully cleansing and attend to shrubbery and trees along this route. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and thank motorists for their patience whilst we carry out this work.”

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12:56pm Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

When people told the council this would happen, their answer was that it couldn't be done at night. Only they seem to know why!
When people told the council this would happen, their answer was that it couldn't be done at night. Only they seem to know why! speedy231278
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Wed 11 Jun 14

podgie says...

Sorry guys, get a life the delay was about 10 mins at best.
Try driving anywhere else in this country like the M42 ,M25 etc then tell me about misery.
Sorry guys, get a life the delay was about 10 mins at best. Try driving anywhere else in this country like the M42 ,M25 etc then tell me about misery. podgie
  • Score: 11

5:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Damned if they do, damned if they don't
Damned if they do, damned if they don't bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 7

7:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
When people told the council this would happen, their answer was that it couldn't be done at night. Only they seem to know why!
I also remember the council giving a reasonable explanation to those questions around safety of its workers and that some tasks could not be done at night. You obviously must have missed the explanation.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: When people told the council this would happen, their answer was that it couldn't be done at night. Only they seem to know why![/p][/quote]I also remember the council giving a reasonable explanation to those questions around safety of its workers and that some tasks could not be done at night. You obviously must have missed the explanation. s-pb2
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

one-way-switch says...

The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it!
The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it! one-way-switch
  • Score: 6

9:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

one-way-switch says...

The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it!
The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it! one-way-switch
  • Score: 0

9:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

one-way-switch says...

The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it!
The delays were not very long. Usually work is undertaken at night to avoid delays. Today I saw litter picking, grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed removal, gully emptying, road sweeping, sign cleaning and sign repairs. Not much left to do so good use of the lane closures with a few minutes delay for motorists, all of which have been advertised in advance so we all had chance to avoid any potential delays. Good value I would call it! one-way-switch
  • Score: 0

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