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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

You’d have to be a strange per­son not to wel­come an up­grade of the A47 be­tween the A1 junc­tion at Wans­ford and Sut­ton. It is a hor­ri­ble stretch of road that is clearly not fit

for pur­pose and has been the scene of some ter­ri­ble crashes. How­ever, the de­tails of the plans put for­ward by High­ways Eng­land have met with a luke­warm re­sponse.

But let’s hope High­ways Eng­land gets it right this time. Faith in its abil­i­ties are wear­ing thin in this part of the coun­try af­ter the re­cent sham­bles of the A1 (M) slip road clo­sures at Had­don that caused grid­lock across the city. And it wasn’t so long ago on the same stretch of the A47 that the agency spent a chunk of tax­pay­ers’ money in­stalling “in­tel­li­gent’’ traf­fic lights. In­tel­li­gent, maybe, but un­nec­es­sary, def­i­nitely.

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