Finally the Highways Agency admit that there is safety problem with the A34 north of the M4. I welcome the move, and a little humility from the HA goes some of the way to fixing the problem, but now is not time to bodge the issue. Resurfacing is only part of the solution, enforced variable speed limits are the most effective way of resolving the safety problems on this road.
With the announcement of the works, I wonder how many vehicles or sat nav systems will respect the diversion routes? I'm betting Downland roads and villages will be packed with lorries diverting through Wantage – a traffic nightmare in the making. Are the local authorities joined up enough to ensure that the volumes of traffic diverting through the downland villages will be monitored for appropriate driving?
HA press release can be found here.