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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.