Outrage from motorists as A180 roadworks are delayed
Motorists have been left furious after Highways England announced that the current roadworks on the A180 would be delayed.
Set to originally finish some time this month, the works are now set to be finished by Easter break.
According to Highways England, the recent storms halted progress on the safety upgrade to the central reservation barrier.
Workers also discovered unrecorded underground cables, meaning the excavation process had to be changed to a finer and slower method.
National Highways Project Manager Steve Bishop said:“Progress on our important safety upgrade to the central reservation barrier on the A180 has unfortunately been hampered by the recent storms. We also unexpectedly discovered some underground cables that had not been recorded on any maps which meant the excavation process had to be changed to a finer and ultimately slower method. We now aim to complete the work in time for the Easter getaway.”
Drivers have already been left frustrated by the temporary 40 mph speed limit whilst works have been going on but now they are outraged that works will last even longer.
One resident wote: “I drive to and from work every day along this road and activity has only increased over the last 2 weeks.. (probably because they realised it was getting closer to the proposed finish date!)
“It was inevitable it was going to be delayed and will continue to be an inconvenience to drivers for another few months. Shocking really.”
Another stated: “What a surprise, yet another Grimsby project running over. I’ll bet the council won’t fine the company for overrun. They probably won’t finish it like every other project.”
Some motorists have been questioning if any works are actually being carried out, “Theres nobody on the road any time working. So how do they work that out. Its been at least 5 months now.”