UPDATE: Long delays on Barrack Road in Christchurch due to temporary traffic lights for gas work

UPDATE: Long delays on Barrack Road in Christchurch due to temporary traffic lights for gas work

Queueing traffic on Barrack Road this morning due to the temporary traffic lights

Slow-moving traffic on Fairmile Road this morning

Christchurch High Street has been closed due to gasworks

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MOTORISTS are suffering delays again this morning due to temporary traffic lights in Barrack Road in Christchurch.

The lights, which are positioned halfway down the busy road, will be lifted on Thursday, say Southern Gas Networks who are carrying out work on the road.

There were long delays throughout the area last night due to the traffic lights as well as road closures due to flooding at Stony Lane, the Avon Causeway and gas works at Christchurch High Street.

Chloe Boyce, a spokeswoman for Southern Gas Networks, said: "We are currently carrying out a new gas connection job for a nursing home in Barrack Road, Christchurch.

"We were given permission by the Highways authority to complete our work here this week.

"Temporary traffic lights have been necessary at certain times to ensure the safety of the public and our engineers. The lights were removed yesterday evening before rush hour.

"The traffic lights are now back in operation and will be in place for the rest of the work, which is due to finish by the end of tomorrow. The lights will be manned at peak periods.

"We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused and thank motorists for their patience."

Read our story about the delays last night here

Bournemouth Echo:

Traffic queueing near Bournemouth Hospital last night

 

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3:19pm Wed 8 Jan 14

the smiling assassin says...

It never ceases to amaze me that one set of temporary lights can cause to so much chaos and havoc for so many!
It never ceases to amaze me that one set of temporary lights can cause to so much chaos and havoc for so many! the smiling assassin
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3:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

the smiling assassin wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me that one set of temporary lights can cause to so much chaos and havoc for so many!
Its because the road is out of date, a bypass is needed and should have been built 20 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]the smiling assassin[/bold] wrote: It never ceases to amaze me that one set of temporary lights can cause to so much chaos and havoc for so many![/p][/quote]Its because the road is out of date, a bypass is needed and should have been built 20 years ago. Hessenford
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3:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The queue through Fairmile went back to Hurn this afternoon, 3pm, that's even before the busy evening rush.
The queue through Fairmile went back to Hurn this afternoon, 3pm, that's even before the busy evening rush. Telscombe Cliffy
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9:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

What the employees of Southern Gas Networks don't realise is that offices overlook them 'working'. On several occasions this afternoon it was commented upon that two of them seemed to do nothing but talk on their mobile phones all afternoon, one other kept hopping in and out of a trench without seeming to do any work and the other one spent the afternoon moving pieces of equipment to the van and back again.

These people don't seem to care about the huge delays their 'work' is causing, yet they aren't doing any actual work!

Can Chloe Boyce, spokeswoman for Southern Gas Networks answer that?
What the employees of Southern Gas Networks don't realise is that offices overlook them 'working'. On several occasions this afternoon it was commented upon that two of them seemed to do nothing but talk on their mobile phones all afternoon, one other kept hopping in and out of a trench without seeming to do any work and the other one spent the afternoon moving pieces of equipment to the van and back again. These people don't seem to care about the huge delays their 'work' is causing, yet they aren't doing any actual work! Can Chloe Boyce, spokeswoman for Southern Gas Networks answer that? Turtlebay
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