LINCOLN EASTERN BYPASS
( LINCOLN – THE CITY WITH NO “RING” ROAD )
Are Lincolnshire County Council short sighted or totally blind ?
A SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY ROAD ?
Funding by LCC of £50 million is matched by central Government.
Remember the M5 at Birmingham ?
The first-built section of the M5, from Junctions 4 to 8,opened in 1962 was widened to provide six lanes (three lanes in each direction) in the early 1990s. During this work the northbound Strensham services was rebuilt further away from the new junction. Junctions 7 and 8 were also remodelled into a roundabout junction. ( Wiki)
And the cost of upgrading this section of road to three lanes in each direction including removing the sharp “curve” was more than the total original cost of building the Motorway
Poor foresight then and bad economics today
So they built a new two lane carriageway in the 1960’s and then discovered that building the much needed third lane cost more than the total construction of the original new road 30 years later with all the delays and accidents in between. Another fine mess the Tories got us into.
Lincoln CC knows that a single carriageway is the poorman’s option, but is going ahead with public money, knowing it is a false economy.
Yet Lincolnshire CC has more than adequate money invested into company shares to fund a dual carriageway makes the farce look even more ridiculous.
So does the present Tory Government, masters at political spin. Pretending good politics when practicing ( investment ) profits as the only measure of procedure.
That is Parochial Politics for which Lincolnshire is famous due to its rural history of serfdom that exits to day in all but name.
Subjugation of the population starts with BBC Look North from Hull and ends in the corridors of local judical and political power.
Low paid and fragile jobs keep the masses quiet in Lincolnshire !
Look at the Western ring road from the A46 single carriage way to the Whisby Road junction – and the Doddington Road to Skellingthorpe Road single lane sections, compared to the two lane section for the rest of the carriageway from Hykeham to the A15 roundabout.
That piece of trunk road, non ring road, makes Lincolnshire CC look pretty damn stupid.
But of course from the A15 roundabout to the continuation of the A46 the road, where it comes to a dead end , reverts to a single lane carriageway too.
All sections of the single carriageway are a bottle necks and as often as not, gridlocked and with queues backing up at roundabouts designed to slow the traffic further.
Added to that single lane Aroads are the main killers and require speed limits imposed contributing to this economic suicide.
Everyone in their right mind knows the “Lincoln Eastern Bypass” should be dual carriageway, at the very least, but we are not talking right minds here,only the blind leading the blind.
And what of the continuation of the Eastern Bypass from the A15 in the South to the A46,the “South Western Section, on the books for 10 years and more, to complete a city ring road ?
F- U- K All ! – making North Hykeham look like what the original M5 became – nose to tail traffic going no-where except through Birmingham and Wolverhampton city centres, with all the chaos and cost of economic delays.
PS . Don’t mention the continuing single carriageway stretches on the infamous A1.( And in Lincolnshire too ) I did once and nearly got verbally lynched by lorry drivers.
The A15 ? I give up !