Roadworks cause major city tailbacks

Daily Echo: New traffic chaos hits Southampton New traffic chaos hits Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON has again been hit by traffic chaos this morning after emergency road works closed two lanes of a busy city road.

Daily Echo:

Traffic has been brought to a standstill on the M271 southbound after Redbridge Road and the Millbrook Flyover have been reduced to just one lane.

Drivers travelling out of the city centre on Millbrook Road West have also been caught up in tailbacks.

This comes after a city bosses this week vowed to avoid a repeat of the gridlock seen last Friday, which was one of the worst traffic jams the city has ever seen.

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12:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

adamello says...

"Emergency Roadworks"

Stop trying to stir, or link this to anything else.
"Emergency Roadworks" Stop trying to stir, or link this to anything else. adamello
  • Score: -9

12:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

maximus2013 says...

It's got to be the cruise ship at 101 berth fault, hmm
It's got to be the cruise ship at 101 berth fault, hmm maximus2013
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

funchal says...

Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill!
Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill! funchal
  • Score: 32

12:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sotonboy84 says...

Or could it just be that Letts/Rayment and Co are just doing what they do best – being paid for doing nothing.
Or could it just be that Letts/Rayment and Co are just doing what they do best – being paid for doing nothing. sotonboy84
  • Score: 19

1:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ronnie G says...

They are Paid to Instigate!
Then they sit back, take the money and do nothing!
They are Paid to Instigate! Then they sit back, take the money and do nothing! Ronnie G
  • Score: 6

1:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

send for some italian police traffic control men.
send for some italian police traffic control men. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -1

1:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rockhopper says...

funchal wrote:
Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill!
Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors.
Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there.
This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account.
When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC?
After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.
[quote][p][bold]funchal[/bold] wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill![/p][/quote]Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public. Rockhopper
  • Score: 11

1:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

andreww says...

Rumour has it there were cones out but no workmen!!! From a reliable couple of sources too
Rumour has it there were cones out but no workmen!!! From a reliable couple of sources too andreww
  • Score: 10

1:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Yoda Master says...

Rockhopper wrote:
funchal wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill!
Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.
Just to let you all know the network is run by Balfour's, not SCC, also if these were emergency works there is very littlle they can do. If for example it emrgency gas works and they are telling Balfour's or SCC its an emergency they have to let them on the highway. The network is so fragile that on normal days with no works etc its just about able to cope with the volume of traffic, but when something like this happens you get the kind of traffic delays as seen today. What should be done is that as much advanced warning via the digital traffic signs, radio messages and other signal timings should be looked at the ensure what can be done is being done. Therefore in this instance Balfours and SCC's hands are tied. Imagine if they refused to let the gas board work (if it is a gas leak) and there was a explosion. Questions would be asked as to why and who refused to listen to experts that there was a gas leak.
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]funchal[/bold] wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill![/p][/quote]Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.[/p][/quote]Just to let you all know the network is run by Balfour's, not SCC, also if these were emergency works there is very littlle they can do. If for example it emrgency gas works and they are telling Balfour's or SCC its an emergency they have to let them on the highway. The network is so fragile that on normal days with no works etc its just about able to cope with the volume of traffic, but when something like this happens you get the kind of traffic delays as seen today. What should be done is that as much advanced warning via the digital traffic signs, radio messages and other signal timings should be looked at the ensure what can be done is being done. Therefore in this instance Balfours and SCC's hands are tied. Imagine if they refused to let the gas board work (if it is a gas leak) and there was a explosion. Questions would be asked as to why and who refused to listen to experts that there was a gas leak. Yoda Master
  • Score: 2

1:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

Ride a bike
Ride a bike bigfella777
  • Score: -7

2:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Yoda Master wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
funchal wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill!
Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.
Just to let you all know the network is run by Balfour's, not SCC, also if these were emergency works there is very littlle they can do. If for example it emrgency gas works and they are telling Balfour's or SCC its an emergency they have to let them on the highway. The network is so fragile that on normal days with no works etc its just about able to cope with the volume of traffic, but when something like this happens you get the kind of traffic delays as seen today. What should be done is that as much advanced warning via the digital traffic signs, radio messages and other signal timings should be looked at the ensure what can be done is being done. Therefore in this instance Balfours and SCC's hands are tied. Imagine if they refused to let the gas board work (if it is a gas leak) and there was a explosion. Questions would be asked as to why and who refused to listen to experts that there was a gas leak.
There you go again ......... Letting the facts get in the way of the usual moaners
[quote][p][bold]Yoda Master[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]funchal[/bold] wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill![/p][/quote]Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.[/p][/quote]Just to let you all know the network is run by Balfour's, not SCC, also if these were emergency works there is very littlle they can do. If for example it emrgency gas works and they are telling Balfour's or SCC its an emergency they have to let them on the highway. The network is so fragile that on normal days with no works etc its just about able to cope with the volume of traffic, but when something like this happens you get the kind of traffic delays as seen today. What should be done is that as much advanced warning via the digital traffic signs, radio messages and other signal timings should be looked at the ensure what can be done is being done. Therefore in this instance Balfours and SCC's hands are tied. Imagine if they refused to let the gas board work (if it is a gas leak) and there was a explosion. Questions would be asked as to why and who refused to listen to experts that there was a gas leak.[/p][/quote]There you go again ......... Letting the facts get in the way of the usual moaners Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

acid drop says...

andreww wrote:
Rumour has it there were cones out but no workmen!!! From a reliable couple of sources too
they were probably in the café having breakfast
[quote][p][bold]andreww[/bold] wrote: Rumour has it there were cones out but no workmen!!! From a reliable couple of sources too[/p][/quote]they were probably in the café having breakfast acid drop
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Tevez888 says...

Nobody working where the cones were.... just another "lets bring the city to a standstill" laugh created by incapable people
Nobody working where the cones were.... just another "lets bring the city to a standstill" laugh created by incapable people Tevez888
  • Score: 5

2:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

Rockhopper wrote:
funchal wrote:
Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill!
Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors.
Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there.
This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account.
When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC?
After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.
correct . whatever insipid councillor is "in charge" the day to day staff is the same. They are the ones who need a good kicking/ sacking. Leave the councillors to their own self importance .
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]funchal[/bold] wrote: Everyone at the City Council department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! This city is gradually coming to a standstill![/p][/quote]Agree Councillors Rayment etc are ultimately responsible but it is also the fault of Council staff in the Transport department that manage the roads on a daily basis and provide advice/information to Councillors. Clearly the chaos on the City's roads recently shows the incapability of the management there. This is a having a huge impact on Southampton's economy so when will those responsible be held to account. When will the Echo get hold of the head of transport/manager at SCC? After all we are paying to keep them in a job and they are accountable to the public.[/p][/quote]correct . whatever insipid councillor is "in charge" the day to day staff is the same. They are the ones who need a good kicking/ sacking. Leave the councillors to their own self importance . elvisimo
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

MegGriffin says...

Got caught up in this and from Totton down to Millbrook roundabout, there is not one workman in sight, just miles of cones.
Got caught up in this and from Totton down to Millbrook roundabout, there is not one workman in sight, just miles of cones. MegGriffin
  • Score: 9

2:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

vpharm says...

You HAVE to use a car in Southampton as the bus service is so slow & rarely runs on time & is expensive!
Improve bus time punctality & put more buses on & reduce the fare prices & then perhaps people will use the buses more!

It takes 1 hour 40 minutes by bus from Lymington to Southampton General hoispital by bus, that is why people dont uses buses!
You HAVE to use a car in Southampton as the bus service is so slow & rarely runs on time & is expensive! Improve bus time punctality & put more buses on & reduce the fare prices & then perhaps people will use the buses more! It takes 1 hour 40 minutes by bus from Lymington to Southampton General hoispital by bus, that is why people dont uses buses! vpharm
  • Score: 11

3:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Poppy22 says...

This is what you get when services are outsourced and the expensive service providers aren't managed properly by Councils! Council probably paying by the hour so service provider happy to take as long as they want and leave coned-off roads with noone there doing any work! Why wasn't the work done overnight as happens with a lot of motorway work now?
And just imagine what Southampton traffic chaos will be like when thousands of new homes are built on the green land nr Rownhams/M27, and huge numbers in the Eastleigh Borough, let alone the rest of Hampshire.
So, where do we all fancy moving to? Southampton and Hampshire as a whole will be the pollution capital of Europe at this rate!
This is what you get when services are outsourced and the expensive service providers aren't managed properly by Councils! Council probably paying by the hour so service provider happy to take as long as they want and leave coned-off roads with noone there doing any work! Why wasn't the work done overnight as happens with a lot of motorway work now? And just imagine what Southampton traffic chaos will be like when thousands of new homes are built on the green land nr Rownhams/M27, and huge numbers in the Eastleigh Borough, let alone the rest of Hampshire. So, where do we all fancy moving to? Southampton and Hampshire as a whole will be the pollution capital of Europe at this rate! Poppy22
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Huey says...

As a kid I remember watching Back to the Future in 1985 and seeing everyone driving flying cars in the year 2015 with not a traffic jam in sight, and thinking how cool the future was going to be....
As a kid I remember watching Back to the Future in 1985 and seeing everyone driving flying cars in the year 2015 with not a traffic jam in sight, and thinking how cool the future was going to be.... Huey
  • Score: 5

3:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Balfour Beatty are contracted to repair the roads but I'm sure they can't just walk up & shut a whole road with out the councils high way departments permission so in the end it's who ever is in charge of that department ( councillor) fault or are Labour trying to say Balfour Beatty could say shut the Avenue,Itchen Bridge, northam bridge, Redbridge Fly over , Shirley High Street & Portswood High street with out firstly getting permission to do so?
On the way to Shirley today I was stuck in a traffic queue at Maybush corner because of the absurd timing 9on the Traffic lights I thought it must be the cruise ships as they're the cause of all traffic problems aren't theY? then I stopped being stupid & realised some one in the council must know how bad these are since the new road lay out?
but then at the crossing of Trebourba way going up to Shirley got stuck again because some bright spark had removed the traffic lights on the Shirley side & a car in the front didn't move even though we were green?
Balfour Beatty are contracted to repair the roads but I'm sure they can't just walk up & shut a whole road with out the councils high way departments permission so in the end it's who ever is in charge of that department ( councillor) fault or are Labour trying to say Balfour Beatty could say shut the Avenue,Itchen Bridge, northam bridge, Redbridge Fly over , Shirley High Street & Portswood High street with out firstly getting permission to do so? On the way to Shirley today I was stuck in a traffic queue at Maybush corner because of the absurd timing 9on the Traffic lights I thought it must be the cruise ships as they're the cause of all traffic problems aren't theY? then I stopped being stupid & realised some one in the council must know how bad these are since the new road lay out? but then at the crossing of Trebourba way going up to Shirley got stuck again because some bright spark had removed the traffic lights on the Shirley side & a car in the front didn't move even though we were green? loosehead
  • Score: 5

3:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

realromanse1 says...

Is this yet another case of Balfour Beatty & Southampton city council ruining this city’s

Trying to do things on the cheap!

May be it is Gas works this time!

What will be next time to many cars on the road or too many Cruise Ships?

May be they should not be allowed keep the contract! Complaint Number for Balfour Beatty
02380798190
Is this yet another case of Balfour Beatty & Southampton city council ruining this city’s Trying to do things on the cheap! May be it is Gas works this time! What will be next time to many cars on the road or too many Cruise Ships? May be they should not be allowed keep the contract! Complaint Number for Balfour Beatty 02380798190 realromanse1
  • Score: 6

3:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Tevez888 wrote:
Nobody working where the cones were.... just another "lets bring the city to a standstill" laugh created by incapable people
They successfully brought the city to a standstill, for a laugh. Sounds like they're far from incapable, more like highly capable and highly malicious.
[quote][p][bold]Tevez888[/bold] wrote: Nobody working where the cones were.... just another "lets bring the city to a standstill" laugh created by incapable people[/p][/quote]They successfully brought the city to a standstill, for a laugh. Sounds like they're far from incapable, more like highly capable and highly malicious. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 7

4:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

That port aint got no transport links watch out you are going to lose the frigging lot!
That port aint got no transport links watch out you are going to lose the frigging lot! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 4

4:25pm Thu 16 Jan 14

realromanse1 says...

Everyone at the Balfour Beatty department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place!

Balfour Beatty doesn’t even employee someone full time to monitor the traffic.
Everyone at the Balfour Beatty department for transport should be sacked immediately! Get some people with brains to take their place! Balfour Beatty doesn’t even employee someone full time to monitor the traffic. realromanse1
  • Score: 11

4:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

LadySam says...

What a joke. Cone off one lane of the main artery from the west into Southampton when it is needed most. We went past in the opposite direction at 10.30 am and they were doing NOTHING. Why not do this sort of thing at night? Oh I forgot, they wouldn't want to pay the higher wages.
What a joke. Cone off one lane of the main artery from the west into Southampton when it is needed most. We went past in the opposite direction at 10.30 am and they were doing NOTHING. Why not do this sort of thing at night? Oh I forgot, they wouldn't want to pay the higher wages. LadySam
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

We have way too many traffic lights in Southampton remove some and traffic might flow quicker
We have way too many traffic lights in Southampton remove some and traffic might flow quicker Mary80
  • Score: 12

5:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mickey01 says...

nice to see the keep clear signs are being adhered to by the selfish taxi driver NOT !
nice to see the keep clear signs are being adhered to by the selfish taxi driver NOT ! mickey01
  • Score: 8

5:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

honour says...

If it wasn't for the dock trade Southampton would be dead it has nothing to offer same old same old at twice the price take my advice just drive by.
If it wasn't for the dock trade Southampton would be dead it has nothing to offer same old same old at twice the price take my advice just drive by. honour
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

forestman says...

Incomplete story Echo

Can you not tell us what the problem was ?

If it was a gas leak, then seeing no one at the hole would be right. Once found and capped, they would need to leave the hole open to vent to gas.

Was it something else? Then the council needs to answer.

But we are all guessing as we have not been told the full story.
Incomplete story Echo Can you not tell us what the problem was ? If it was a gas leak, then seeing no one at the hole would be right. Once found and capped, they would need to leave the hole open to vent to gas. Was it something else? Then the council needs to answer. But we are all guessing as we have not been told the full story. forestman
  • Score: 0

6:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

JOHN47DEAR says...

Turn off all the traffic lights in Southampton and after a few days traffic will run without a hitch, especially those on the roundabout by Dock Gate 20 and the Hedge End junction on the M27. People will soon get used to letting people in, but also fine heavily the arrogant drivers who pull out (mainly in 4x4's and Mercs) to completely block a road.
Turn off all the traffic lights in Southampton and after a few days traffic will run without a hitch, especially those on the roundabout by Dock Gate 20 and the Hedge End junction on the M27. People will soon get used to letting people in, but also fine heavily the arrogant drivers who pull out (mainly in 4x4's and Mercs) to completely block a road. JOHN47DEAR
  • Score: 9

6:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

The city needs more routes into the city
Would be good if you could access The Avenue directly from the M27
The Avenue and Thomas Lewis Way need to be upgraded
City can't cope with all the cars.
How can southampton expect to attract new employers to the area when existing employees of the area can't get to work???????
The city needs more routes into the city Would be good if you could access The Avenue directly from the M27 The Avenue and Thomas Lewis Way need to be upgraded City can't cope with all the cars. How can southampton expect to attract new employers to the area when existing employees of the area can't get to work??????? Micle1974
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Ride a bike
Down the M271 ? That's a good idea
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Ride a bike[/p][/quote]Down the M271 ? That's a good idea Zexagon
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

Dear Daily Echo,

This story does not say what the emergency was. Are you a newspaper that is worthy of the local community by accurate reporting?
I don't think so!

Please give an accurate report tomorrow stating what the 'emergency' was and why it was necessary to cause so much anger and frustration to the local people.
Dear Daily Echo, This story does not say what the emergency was. Are you a newspaper that is worthy of the local community by accurate reporting? I don't think so! Please give an accurate report tomorrow stating what the 'emergency' was and why it was necessary to cause so much anger and frustration to the local people. Turtlebay
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bob Richards says...

The traffic was tailed back to Rushington roundabout through to beyond the Millbrook flyover when I travelled in to Southampton this morning. The cones began before the Redbridge flyover and the entire Millbrook road reduced from 3 to one lane. Eventually I saw two SCC fixing a pot hole about 8" in diameter.... I assume they were fixing other such potholes caused by the dreadful weather. But like others who have commented why these minor works couldn't be done at night instead of bringing one of the primary routes into the city to near stand still I will never know. The city council fight vigorously against the threat from the port of Liverpool taking the cruise business away but keep up this traffic chaos and the cruise companies will surely walk away themselves.
The traffic was tailed back to Rushington roundabout through to beyond the Millbrook flyover when I travelled in to Southampton this morning. The cones began before the Redbridge flyover and the entire Millbrook road reduced from 3 to one lane. Eventually I saw two SCC fixing a pot hole about 8" in diameter.... I assume they were fixing other such potholes caused by the dreadful weather. But like others who have commented why these minor works couldn't be done at night instead of bringing one of the primary routes into the city to near stand still I will never know. The city council fight vigorously against the threat from the port of Liverpool taking the cruise business away but keep up this traffic chaos and the cruise companies will surely walk away themselves. Bob Richards
  • Score: 3

8:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

memush says...

to use the usual headline---oh no not again!!!
to use the usual headline---oh no not again!!! memush
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

wknight says...

Look at the first photograph and see the two cars stopped in the KEEP CLEAR area. This is becoming a common problem as these drivers are not allowing the traffic to flow so its not entirely the councils fault, but the timings on many of the traffic lights looks highly questionable.
Look at the first photograph and see the two cars stopped in the KEEP CLEAR area. This is becoming a common problem as these drivers are not allowing the traffic to flow so its not entirely the councils fault, but the timings on many of the traffic lights looks highly questionable. wknight
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

wknight wrote:
Look at the first photograph and see the two cars stopped in the KEEP CLEAR area. This is becoming a common problem as these drivers are not allowing the traffic to flow so its not entirely the councils fault, but the timings on many of the traffic lights looks highly questionable.
Most car Drivers are selish with the "i have to get there first" attiude sod everyone else in the way. Too many times i've seen them stop on those keep clear areas or yellow junction boxes. Massive re education is needed methinks
[quote][p][bold]wknight[/bold] wrote: Look at the first photograph and see the two cars stopped in the KEEP CLEAR area. This is becoming a common problem as these drivers are not allowing the traffic to flow so its not entirely the councils fault, but the timings on many of the traffic lights looks highly questionable.[/p][/quote]Most car Drivers are selish with the "i have to get there first" attiude sod everyone else in the way. Too many times i've seen them stop on those keep clear areas or yellow junction boxes. Massive re education is needed methinks Mary80
  • Score: 1

11:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sapenny says...

I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired.
I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired. sapenny
  • Score: 3

12:46am Fri 17 Jan 14

redsnapper says...

SACK RAYMENT and her team of incompetents now. There is no accountability, no delivery and no vision. Their total ineptitude is reducing the City to a complete shambles.

The message that our city is a decaying mess has now spread well beyond the city limits and it won't be long before big business interests go elsewhere.
SACK RAYMENT and her team of incompetents now. There is no accountability, no delivery and no vision. Their total ineptitude is reducing the City to a complete shambles. The message that our city is a decaying mess has now spread well beyond the city limits and it won't be long before big business interests go elsewhere. redsnapper
  • Score: 6

8:21am Fri 17 Jan 14

kevinchandler100@talktalk.net says...

Reading through all the comments, it shows that the general public should have a vote of no confidence in the city's highways department so get rid of them, they could not organize a **** up in a brewery.
Reading through all the comments, it shows that the general public should have a vote of no confidence in the city's highways department so get rid of them, they could not organize a **** up in a brewery. kevinchandler100@talktalk.net
  • Score: 5

3:48pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Yoda Master says...

JOHN47DEAR wrote:
Turn off all the traffic lights in Southampton and after a few days traffic will run without a hitch, especially those on the roundabout by Dock Gate 20 and the Hedge End junction on the M27. People will soon get used to letting people in, but also fine heavily the arrogant drivers who pull out (mainly in 4x4's and Mercs) to completely block a road.
turn off all the signals in the city................
oh yes thats the answer, why did know one think of that, oh i know why, because otherwise school children, the elderly, blind etc wont be able to cross the road safely. Do you have any idea why signals are installed? do you realise that some signals are designed to hold traffic in certain areas whilst the down strem jct's can clear? no you obviously dont, so give it a rest. I look forward to the day that you try to cross some of the busiest roads in the city for example the Avenue / Burgess Rd without using the ped phase....run boy run!
[quote][p][bold]JOHN47DEAR[/bold] wrote: Turn off all the traffic lights in Southampton and after a few days traffic will run without a hitch, especially those on the roundabout by Dock Gate 20 and the Hedge End junction on the M27. People will soon get used to letting people in, but also fine heavily the arrogant drivers who pull out (mainly in 4x4's and Mercs) to completely block a road.[/p][/quote]turn off all the signals in the city................ oh yes thats the answer, why did know one think of that, oh i know why, because otherwise school children, the elderly, blind etc wont be able to cross the road safely. Do you have any idea why signals are installed? do you realise that some signals are designed to hold traffic in certain areas whilst the down strem jct's can clear? no you obviously dont, so give it a rest. I look forward to the day that you try to cross some of the busiest roads in the city for example the Avenue / Burgess Rd without using the ped phase....run boy run! Yoda Master
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3:52pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Yoda Master says...

sapenny wrote:
I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired.
and what if the emergency was a gas leak and that the area had to be vented first, the chaps are not always needed once this is happening for safety reasons. Or was it that the foam concrete was setting which means no-one was needed on site but maybe needed elsewhere for other emergency works. I presume you stopped and had a look, or maybe even the area had significant road damage and the TM guys had to close it off for safety reasons until the crew could get out there. If you had driven over it and damaged your car would you complain then and put in a claim to SCC.........of course you would
[quote][p][bold]sapenny[/bold] wrote: I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired.[/p][/quote]and what if the emergency was a gas leak and that the area had to be vented first, the chaps are not always needed once this is happening for safety reasons. Or was it that the foam concrete was setting which means no-one was needed on site but maybe needed elsewhere for other emergency works. I presume you stopped and had a look, or maybe even the area had significant road damage and the TM guys had to close it off for safety reasons until the crew could get out there. If you had driven over it and damaged your car would you complain then and put in a claim to SCC.........of course you would Yoda Master
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5:02pm Fri 17 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Yoda Master wrote:
sapenny wrote:
I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired.
and what if the emergency was a gas leak and that the area had to be vented first, the chaps are not always needed once this is happening for safety reasons. Or was it that the foam concrete was setting which means no-one was needed on site but maybe needed elsewhere for other emergency works. I presume you stopped and had a look, or maybe even the area had significant road damage and the TM guys had to close it off for safety reasons until the crew could get out there. If you had driven over it and damaged your car would you complain then and put in a claim to SCC.........of course you would
yoda the problem with sites like this or crash sites is that other motorists stop or slow down to take av look either causing tail backs or even more accidents
[quote][p][bold]Yoda Master[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sapenny[/bold] wrote: I got caught in this early afternoon, miles of cones and not one workmen in sight!!!! What was the so called emergency?? Surely the word emergency means needs urgent action? Well as I say there was absolutely nothing being repaired.[/p][/quote]and what if the emergency was a gas leak and that the area had to be vented first, the chaps are not always needed once this is happening for safety reasons. Or was it that the foam concrete was setting which means no-one was needed on site but maybe needed elsewhere for other emergency works. I presume you stopped and had a look, or maybe even the area had significant road damage and the TM guys had to close it off for safety reasons until the crew could get out there. If you had driven over it and damaged your car would you complain then and put in a claim to SCC.........of course you would[/p][/quote]yoda the problem with sites like this or crash sites is that other motorists stop or slow down to take av look either causing tail backs or even more accidents loosehead
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