Let’s make a traffic jam – that’ll be fun

The morning rush hour is roughly 7AM to 9AM.  A good time to do non-essential road work, and make a long traffic jam, holding up thousands of people.

So about 7AM, I am told, they set up the signs, initially blocking two lanes, but by the time I was there, 45 minutes later, blocking only one lane.  Nevertheless, the jam extended back to at least way up Gurney Drive.

 

Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive

Northam Road

Northam Road

Northam Road

Northam Road

start of road works

start of road works

start of road works

start of road works

the actual road works

the actual road works

once past the blockage it was clear

once past the blockage it was clear

around 9am - this is the completed job

around 9am – this is the completed job

now no jam

now no jam

I apologise if this work was urgently necessary, due to a burst main or something.  But there was no sign of this.  And, as usual, no information about what is happening, and no advance warning so that drivers could take an alternative route.

As for me, I took the car home and walked instead.  I normally don’t walk as cars splash me with water if it’s raining – but it’s the dry season – because cars park on the footpath and force me – and motorcyclists riding on the footpath – to walk onto the busy road, and because of those motorcyclists. etc. etc.

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