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hamster
post Jul 8 2011, 10:03 PM
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Here we go again! Roadworks on the A4 commencing 14th July for 7 days presumably from the signage by the lower way hospital A4 junction ( not too clear)
Seek alternative route the signs say, what Turnpike road or Hambridge Rd? - thanks, thanks alot! Both 'alternative routes' are already jammed up on a normal morning. Am I the only one worried about explaining to my employer why I am mega late for work? As kids school in Thatcham And work in Newbury can't drop them off any earlier as too young.
Why on earth they cannot wait one week until the school summer hol?? Oh likely because they dont think.
Will they adjust the traffic lights at the Robin hood or sainsburys rbt for the 'alternative routes' not blimin likely. Rubbish planning
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post Jul 9 2011, 07:54 AM
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What is your suggested alternative course of action for them?
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post Jul 9 2011, 08:01 AM
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Well I said in my post, wait a week until school holidays start when there will be a bit less traffic having to seek alternative routes.
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post Jul 9 2011, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE (hamster @ Jul 9 2011, 09:01 AM) *
Well I said in my post, wait a week until school holidays start when there will be a bit less traffic having to seek alternative routes.
School holidays start in a fortnight so what do you suggest the people who will be carrying out the work, do in the meantime?
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post Jul 9 2011, 08:19 AM
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School holidays start in a fortnight so what do you suggest the people who will be carrying out the work, do in the meantime?

I presume this work was scheduled months ago? They'd just do something else. Especially when you look at all the road works gong on about the district.
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post Jul 9 2011, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jul 9 2011, 09:19 AM) *
I presume this work was scheduled months ago? They'd just do something else. Especially when you look at all the road works gong on about the district.
"All the road works going on about the district" are carried out by different companies. British Gas, BT, Thames Water, Southern Electric and many more. British Gas couldn't "just go" and repair the BT network for example. Some are also tied in with project work, so if they were to delay the work for a fortnight this would put the whole schedule of work back by two weeks.

Even if there was "something else" to do, they'd still be digging up road somewhere and no doubt someone would moan about it. This happened in October last year when many roadworks were bought forward so that there would be a minimum over the Christmas period. Guess what; a few moaned about them and New Newbury Labour jumped on the bandwagon.
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post Jul 9 2011, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jul 9 2011, 10:18 AM) *
Even if there was "something else" to do, they'd still be digging up road somewhere and no doubt someone would moan about it. This happened in October last year when many roadworks were bought forward so that there would be a minimum over the Christmas period. Guess what; a few moaned about them and New Newbury Labour jumped on the bandwagon.

How about postponing some 'till after Christmas? CCTV upgrade for instance! tongue.gif
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post Jul 9 2011, 09:59 AM
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Is this information available on a web site anywhere? I often ferry people to and from the local hospital, so it would be nice to know exactly what's going on.
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post Jul 9 2011, 10:26 AM
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With Hungerford and other areas with the same problem it belittles the Government saying there isn't much money around.
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post Jul 9 2011, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE (hamster @ Jul 8 2011, 11:03 PM) *
Here we go again! Roadworks on the A4 commencing 14th July for 7 days presumably from the signage by the lower way hospital A4 junction ( not too clear)
Seek alternative route the signs say, what Turnpike road or Hambridge Rd? - thanks, thanks alot! Both 'alternative routes' are already jammed up on a normal morning. Am I the only one worried about explaining to my employer why I am mega late for work? As kids school in Thatcham And work in Newbury can't drop them off any earlier as too young.
Why on earth they cannot wait one week until the school summer hol?? Oh likely because they dont think.
Will they adjust the traffic lights at the Robin hood or sainsburys rbt for the 'alternative routes' not blimin likely. Rubbish planning

Not an option for everyone I know, but could you and your children walk or cycle for the week?


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post Jul 9 2011, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jul 9 2011, 10:59 AM) *
Is this information available on a web site anywhere? I often ferry people to and from the local hospital, so it would be nice to know exactly what's going on.
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With Hungerford and other areas with the same problem it belittles the Government saying there isn't much money around.
I don't understand what you mean by this. Could you elaborate please?
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post Jul 9 2011, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jul 9 2011, 11:52 AM) *

Thanks for the link. However, there are no roadworks listed starting on 14th July in that area.
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post Jul 9 2011, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jul 9 2011, 12:21 PM) *
Thanks for the link. However, there are no roadworks listed starting on 14th July in that area.


This?

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post Jul 9 2011, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jul 9 2011, 12:21 PM) *
Thanks for the link. However, there are no roadworks listed starting on 14th July in that area.
It could be the BT work has been delayed. Otherwise these are the other works

► A4 Benham Hill, Thatcham
Dates: 08/07/2011 to 12/07/2011 (estimated) - Impact: Slight impact on journey time - Responsibility for these works: BT

► A4 Benham Hill, Thatcham
Dates: 13/07/2011 to 15/07/2011 (estimated) - Impact: Slight impact on journey time - Responsibility for these works: Thames Water

► A4 Benham Hill, Thatcham
Dates: 13/07/2011 to 26/07/2011 (estimated) - Impact: Moderate impact on journey time - Responsibility for these works: West Berkshire Council

► A4 Benham Hill, Thatcham
Dates: 20/07/2011 to 22/07/2011 (estimated) - Impact: Slight impact on journey time - Responsibility for these works: Fulcrum Pipelines Limited
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post Jul 9 2011, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jul 9 2011, 11:52 AM) *
RoadworksI don't understand what you mean by this. Could you elaborate please?



Some council have said because of the cut backs a lot of road works will have to be suspended or cut back.
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post Jul 9 2011, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Jul 9 2011, 01:16 PM) *
It could be the BT work has been delayed. Otherwise these are the other works
Perhaps this is a good indication of why they can't "just do something else" as there seem to be four parties all involved in these works.
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post Jul 9 2011, 01:46 PM
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QUOTE (HeatherW @ Jul 9 2011, 02:44 PM) *
Some council have said because of the cut backs a lot of road works will have to be suspended or cut back.
How does this affect BT, Thames Water and Fulcrum Pipelines who seem to be carrying out the works?
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post Jul 9 2011, 01:54 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jul 9 2011, 02:46 PM) *
How does this affect BT, Thames Water and Fulcrum Pipelines who seem to be carrying out the works?



Are they not private companies? I said councils. And I was quoting what other councils have said. Not what I believe.
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post Jul 9 2011, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (HeatherW @ Jul 9 2011, 02:54 PM) *
Are they not private companies? I said councils. And I was quoting what other councils have said. Not what I believe.
No, actually you said the Government, not Councils but that's not really important.

Yes, they're private companies doing the work here and in Hungerford. So how does it "belittle the Government saying there isn't much money around" when private companies carry out roadworks?
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post Jul 9 2011, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jul 9 2011, 02:57 PM) *
No, actually you said the Government, not Councils but that's not really important.


If I said "governments" then I apologise to you.

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Yes, they're private companies doing the work here and in Hungerford. So how does it "belittle the Government saying there isn't much money around" when private companies carry out roadworks?


As we have ascertained I meant "Councils". As to the Question. Forgive me if I am wrong but does not the council pay for the road works? Unless of course it is not council business. I was told, or believed, that the road works were because of repairs to the roads.
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