Monday, June 19, 2006

Two Weeks of Chaos Expected

Westgate is in chaos. Not only is the Canterbury Road being dug-up from the Library traffic lights, almost as far as the Safeway garage but the roads department have now decided to dig-up Westgate Bay Avenue and put in temporary traffic lights opposite Sea Road. When the school rush starts tomorrow morning it will be a scene of absolute carnage as traffic tries to get in and out of Thanet and finds that it can’t.

I suspect that this is all part of a plan to have me walk my daughter to school as it appears to be the only option available; other than hiring a chopper from Helicharter, whose link you can find on the sidebar. Which bright spark decided that the main road in and out of Margate, Canterbury Road and the relief road, Westgate Bay Avenue, should be dug up simultaneously?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

anon again!

cor blimey, how long have you lived in Thanet then? Didn't you know that the TDC have NEVER been able to plan successful Road repairs? (you know.... one after the other)
It's a wonder that the third and final way to get through has not been included in the sequence to cut everything off from everywhere!
They will be there ALL summer, so buy a Jeep now, and cut across the sands....at low tide ofcourse!

Anonymous said...

TDC are genius!.

Anonymous said...

Simon,

You should know that no-one can ever fathom the workings of a highways engineers mind. They are a breed apart!!

Anonymous said...

This is probably a case of officers doing their own thing as usual. I doubt that the local members had a clue what was happening. A least we can all hope they didn't.

Anonymous said...

Walking is good.

Anonymous said...

The cognoscenti have no problems with the road works and in fact to and from Birchington at school run time was faster than normal with traffic queueing at Westgate on both east-west routes. For a small fee I am happy to provide alternative routes that avoid breaking the law.

Anonymous said...

It's a road block put up to stop the big wheel leaving Thanet...........or is it to stop the next, to come in ?