Thursday, July 09, 2009

Gilgal Roadworks

Driving through this morning I found two signs on the side of Vale Road telling me that the right-hand lane was closed in Gilgal. From the guy setting up the last of the cones I'm guessing it had only just been put down and from the lines on the road I'm also guessing we're going to get some holes. Oh goody yet more patchworking that'll fall apart after a couple of months.

Now as I've already suggested anyone who decides to set up roadworks during the morning rush-hour should be forced to wear an "I'm with stupid" T-shirt with an arrow pointing upwards at themselves.

So with a lane closure and a 10mph speed limit on this, a main road in Stourport, what difference did it make to the traffic - bugger all. That's how Gilgal is treated anyway - the right-hand lane is barely used and you rarely exceed 10mph anyway.

What was interesting to me was the portable Give Way sign that had been positioned at the start of the coning on the right-hand side - who is supposed to give way to whom?