A1 overnight works: single carriageway working
I think it should be widely known:
Motorists are being warned they face nightly disruption while resurfacing work is carried out …
[The A1] will be reduced to a single carriageway while work is carried out, between 18:00 and 06:00 with traffic lights in place.
BBC News Website, 28 September 2015 : A1 roadworks to lead to delays
To many the idea that the A1 (in places a four lane motorway) will be reduced to single lane working controlled by traffic lights seems barely credible – even if this is only overnight. But what if the works over-run into the rush hour – it would be chaos!
But this is a BBC story in 2015 and it’s not April the 1st.
Ah, so you’ve now looked at the story. What do you conclude:
- Oh, thank goodness, it’s in Northumberland, it won’t affect me, or
- ‘struth, is the A1, “The Great North Road” linking the UK capital to the Scottish Capital, really a single carriageway road in Northumberland?
If you conclude the second, is that an acceptable situation:
- For the North East?
- For keeping the UK together?
Pub Quiz Question:
- If you want to drive from Newcastle to Edinburgh using dual-carriageways – say you are delivering a wide load (or you just want to drive at up to 70mph) – what is your route?
Remember this is the A1 (In Huntingdonshire)
But this is also the A1 (In Northumberland)