Time to grin and bear roadworks

Time to grin and bear roadworks

Time to grin and bear roadworks

First published in Opinion

CHANCES are that if you’ve driven through Poole today then you are discussing roadworks and how long it’s taken you to get to your destination.

There are works taking place on the Upton bypass and Blandford Road, Hamworthy and they are causing misery for many motorists trying to carry out their everyday business.

Sitting in a lengthy queue, then moving slowly and taking ages to travel what would normally be a simple, quick journey is immensely frustrating.

We wonder why this work has to be done at the same time.

But despite our annoyance, we know the work must be carried out.

Although there have been calls to delay the repairs and maintenance, it would be putting off the inevitable.

It is also arguably more frustrating to find work being done piecemeal.

Unfortunately it’s time to grin and bear it, unless you’re one of the lucky ones that can find alternative routes.

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12:34pm Thu 8 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

No. It's time for work to be properly planned, scheduled and organised in order to make some attempt to reduce disruption
No. It's time for work to be properly planned, scheduled and organised in order to make some attempt to reduce disruption dorsetspeed
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2:48pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Reader Echo says...

Yes planning is all that is needed, to do each set of works one at a time.

I am sick of these planners and councillors doing this sort of thing. I am also sick of them wasting vast sums of money on rubbish like a surf reef and a failing bridge.

With the Lib/Lab/Con parties getting into power all the time nothing will ever change!
Yes planning is all that is needed, to do each set of works one at a time. I am sick of these planners and councillors doing this sort of thing. I am also sick of them wasting vast sums of money on rubbish like a surf reef and a failing bridge. With the Lib/Lab/Con parties getting into power all the time nothing will ever change! Reader Echo
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4:25pm Thu 8 Nov 12

paul.p says...

If they had just put a 'Merge in turn' sign at Upton off slip road the problem would've been halved...maybe.

Of course these road works could've been planned with a little more skill, perhaps next time the council could ask all the experts on here to help?

oh and by the way 40mph is the speed limit for the road not 60 eh Suttles.
If they had just put a 'Merge in turn' sign at Upton off slip road the problem would've been halved...maybe. Of course these road works could've been planned with a little more skill, perhaps next time the council could ask all the experts on here to help? oh and by the way 40mph is the speed limit for the road not 60 eh Suttles. paul.p
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5:22pm Thu 8 Nov 12

sixhundred says...

It's all about planning and doing the job to a high standard.

Maintenance is inevitable and avoiding it isn't any answer. However when it is done it should be planned taking all other local works into account. It must also be done to a high standard to avoid repeat costs and delays.
It's all about planning and doing the job to a high standard. Maintenance is inevitable and avoiding it isn't any answer. However when it is done it should be planned taking all other local works into account. It must also be done to a high standard to avoid repeat costs and delays. sixhundred
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5:40pm Thu 8 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

please see www.pooletraffic.co.
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please see www.pooletraffic.co. uk dorsetspeed
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