We're obliged this morning to reader Paul Smith for alerting drivers to ongoing and rather prolonged roadworks in Hertfordshire, albeit with "slight" impact on traffic flow: 200 year roadworks on St Albans Rd West, according to elgin Those of you thinking that not even in the UK could it take 200 years to put right a bit of …
its only 192 years!
Try living in Sheffield!
One survey carried out regarding the state of the roads here, said that at the current rate of repair, the city will take 300 years to correct all the problems with potholes, botched earlier repairs, etc.
Why Paris? Goes down just like Tarmac, hot and smooth....
Bit close to home
That's just around the corner from my house! Hopefully my great, great grandkids will be happy to see the work finished! ;)
re: Don't exaggerate
apparently they started eight years ago, although that is a estimate - maybe the don't know when the work started for sure, again sounds about right for a water company :)
At least, even with 2 weeks of over-run, they'll be done in time for christmas!
@alan: did you notice the start date? it's already been going for nearly 8 years... it's a mere 192 years remaining.
Has anyone considered that the third field could be a time field rather than a year: starting a just gone 8pm, finishing 2 hours later?
Didn't think so.
The Sheffield stat, however, is based on extrapolation of real figures, whereas the Hetrfordshire one is merely a typo.
so what are locals called? Or is it another name for a bra?
And there is of course a local birdwatching chapter.....! http://www.hertsbirdclub.org.uk/tyttenhanger-siteguide.html - "birdclub" indeed!!
Paris - because, according to the Sun in 2007, she now needs bigger Tyttenhangers!
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AngryBritain @WillNickson Hertfordshire drivers also endure sneaky-radar-gun-toting-bush-hiding-bastards too
Look again at the start date...
From 6 December 2001 to 10 December 2201 looks like 200 years and a couple of days to me, but then I'm old enough to have a proper O-level in maths.
It doesn't appear on my site, which makes use of Highways Agency data:
Yep most likely true!
Anyone who has to endure the A10 crossing over the M25 just north of Enfield will know that this is probably true. 2 lanes at 60mph to a motorway routing roundabout, then 4 lanes for 400 yards at 70mph, then immediately back to 2 lanes at 40mph for the next 5 miles and they wonder why there's gridlock when more than 5 vehicles go down that stretch!
They are being optimistic
if both completion date and delays caused
M1 J8 widening
Still not complete - not that you notice anyone working on it. That probably won't be finished before 2200 either.
@Dominic Bradbury ,@JasonW
Try living in germany, they use camoflage netting in the woods and in the city hide them in cars with tinted windows and bins with holes in them !!!
Does this calculation include leap years ?? :P
Which water company?
Don't be too surprised to learn that Three Valleys Water is a subsidiary of Veolia, the company formerly known as Connex.
those roadworks on the M1 have been there for as long as I have owned a car... I for one will be at least a little upset when they go, it's like a piece of my personal motoring history.
That's rather good actually
We've been trying to build a modern civilized country here in Australia, and it's taken us 221 years so far.
We're still not there though.
It's near London so
191 years to get planning.
1 year to do the actual work
It might take longer. They probably will need to lend back money to a bank .