Council cease roadworks after town left in gridlock

Council cease roadworks after town left in gridlock

Council cease roadworks after town left in gridlock

First published in News

Roadworks have been halted in Witham after angry drivers questioned why different schemes had been scheduled for the same time.

Essex Highways has been carrying out works along the length of The Avenue, while developer Taylor Wimpey has had contractors working at the junction of Hatfield Road and Spinks Lane.

UK Power Networks has also carried out emergency works in Maltings Lane.

As a result, frustrated motorists have complained about huge congestion and long delays in recent weeks.

The complaints have led to Essex Highways abandoning its works until the others finish.

An Essex County Council spokesman said: “To help ease the congestion caused by the multiple roadworks in Witham, we have made the decision to suspend the footway works in The Avenue.

“As soon as the Maltings Lane traffic signal upgrade works at the crossroads of Hatfield Road and Spinks Lane are completed, we will re-programme The Avenue works to complete the south-western side footway reconstruction.”

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12:03pm Sat 10 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

Non drivers complained to it was a stupod decisionade by typically stupid councollors
Non drivers complained to it was a stupod decisionade by typically stupid councollors Bhudeeka
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2:24pm Sat 10 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka.

You do nothing but whinge, complain, snipe and throw snide abuse at those who have been democratically elected to handle your and your townsfolks' affairs. As well it seems pretty well everyone else of just about every category under the sun who for whatever reason do not accord with your imaginary view of the utopian world you constantly hanker for in that bizarre dream world you seem to float about in.

If you are so bloody marvellous, knowledgeable and God's Gift to Civic Organisation why don't you put yourself up for election? 'Put your money where your mouth is' and give the poor downtrodden wretches of Witham a chance of salvation under your guidance, wisdom and leadership. It seems from all your incessant and inane ranting that they are desperately in need of you coming to their rescue

Personally I get the impression that you're a venomous cold hearted old buzzard with a pernicious and poisonous personality.

Prove me wrong. How about you start by telling us just what you have done for this (adopted?) country that you are so critical of since you came to our shores.

That should no doubt give everyone a warm feeling of confidence in your ability to clasp your fellow citizens to your bosom so as to succour, comfort and provide for all their daily needs. (I do hasten to add that the foregoing sentence is of a purely metaphorical nature. Let's not create any unsavoury wrong impressions please!)

That should be a good opening paragraph for your CV when it's time to elect a new Mayor for Witham.

I for one shall all look forward to reading your résumé.
Bhudeeka. You do nothing but whinge, complain, snipe and throw snide abuse at those who have been democratically elected to handle your and your townsfolks' affairs. As well it seems pretty well everyone else of just about every category under the sun who for whatever reason do not accord with your imaginary view of the utopian world you constantly hanker for in that bizarre dream world you seem to float about in. If you are so bloody marvellous, knowledgeable and God's Gift to Civic Organisation why don't you put yourself up for election? 'Put your money where your mouth is' and give the poor downtrodden wretches of Witham a chance of salvation under your guidance, wisdom and leadership. It seems from all your incessant and inane ranting that they are desperately in need of you coming to their rescue Personally I get the impression that you're a venomous cold hearted old buzzard with a pernicious and poisonous personality. Prove me wrong. How about you start by telling us just what you have done for this (adopted?) country that you are so critical of since you came to our shores. That should no doubt give everyone a warm feeling of confidence in your ability to clasp your fellow citizens to your bosom so as to succour, comfort and provide for all their daily needs. (I do hasten to add that the foregoing sentence is of a purely metaphorical nature. Let's not create any unsavoury wrong impressions please!) That should be a good opening paragraph for your CV when it's time to elect a new Mayor for Witham. I for one shall all look forward to reading your résumé. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Sat 10 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

also it was the county council and not the local one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also it was the county council and not the local one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pierre-pierre
  • Score: 2

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