We’re on a road to nowhere

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

IT’S FAIR to say that the re­gen­er­a­tion road­works are giv­ing us all a ma­jor headache.

Roads are clogged up, buses are run­ning late and, on Mon­day, a sig­nal fail­ure caused chaos on the rail­ways.

So news an­other road will be dug up for wa­ter mains works will be wel­comed as much as an an­gry wasp is wel­comed to a jam fac­tory.

With most ma­jor routes in and out of Wok­ing­ham af­fected by cones, traf­fic lights and queues, stress lev­els, let alone pol­lu­tion lev­els, are ris­ing.

It can­not be right that 10-minute car jour­neys take two hours, buses are de­layed or can­celled and ev­ery­one is at break­ing point.

The bor­ough coun­cil’s high­ways team need to do things dif­fer­ently.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion of works needs to be clearer, notices placed where peo­ple can read them and plan­ning needs to be smarter.

We sim­ply can’t carry on like this – we’re not get­ting any­where fast.

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