Mo­torist­frus­trat­edby con­tin­u­ing­traf­fic­jams

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Behind The Headlines -

A man who fre­quently passes through Junc­tion 20 of the Pas­ton Park­way has aired his frus­tra­tions at the con­tin­u­ing de­lays to his jour­ney times. Roger Spicer, whose work in mort­gage ar­rears re­quires to him to drive tens of thou­sands of miles dur­ing the year, said he was still get­ting stuck in traf­fic jams two months af­ter road­works had be­gun at the junc­tion. His com­ments echo those made by mo­torists in July when the works be­gun, with one telling the Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph about a “hor­ren­dous traf­fic jam” on the A47 from Thor­ney at the A16 junc­tion. Back then, a Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil spokesper­son said: “We ap­pre­ci­ate that the road­works are caus­ing de­lays for mo­torists, how­ever we ex­pect this to re­duce in the com­ing days once peo­ple be­gin to use al­ter­na­tive routes.” Mr Spicer said a re­cent jour­ney back to his home in South Bret­ton from Wis­bech had taken an hour and a half in­stead of the 45 min­utes it nor­mally takes him. He added: “I travel about 30-40,000 miles a year from where I live in South Bret­ton, and there has never been any ma­jor prob­lem at Junc­tion 20. “Where I live in South Bret­ton, if you go to Wis­bech, Spald­ing or Skeg­ness you have to go past that Junc­tion 20. “The other morn­ing the queue was one and a half miles and there’s no work be­ing car­ried out. “The in­con­ve­nience to res­i­dents is not worth­while. “If you ask any­one if there was a hold up to Junc­tion 20, I bet you would not find any­one that would say there was. “This is go­ing to go on for ages and ages and it should have been stopped a long time ago.” The works, due to con­tinue un­til Spring 2017, will see the num­ber of lanes ap­proach­ing and on the round­about in­crease from two to three in both di­rec­tions. They will also in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of LED street light­ing and car­riage­way resur­fac­ing with a re­duced noise sur­face ma­te­rial.

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