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    I think they must be having a laugh with the A38 between The Bassets Pole Island and Swinfen Island. It is a dual carriageway. They are in the process of road repairs and are going to fit AVERAGE SPEED CAMERA,S. They have coned off the road so you can only use one lane each side of the duel carriageway. But they have put a 30MPH speed limit. No doubt that will frustrate many motorists, as the road is very busy in the week.
    Thing is all this "modification" to the road is going to take up untill October Heck they must have a lot to do, or are taking the "micky" out of the motorist.

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    When I first came out (RAF) I found civilian working practises confusing, after over 20 years resigned to the fact that everything takes 3 times as long, if someone's off no-one covers - and buerocracy rules!

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    Well I used to travel from Burton to Brum every week day about 4 years ago and it was a nightmare then, hate to think what it will be with all the traffic restrictions. The A38 is supposed to be one of the worst roads in the Midlands, too fast and too many idiots on it. I have experienced a few in my time.....

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    There are quite a few crash,s on there. You can quite often see skid marks and a bent central crash barrier.

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    We've been expecting this 'ed' the local paper stated to expect a significant increase in traffic flow due to the repairs on the a38 and would expect motorists to use alternative routes ie the a5/m42 or other routes via tamworth.

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    All of these things are 'Traffic Calming Measures' as they know it will really irritate motorists and tbh their plan may work as some people would then take the train. I wouldnt take the train, I pay road tax like everyone else so I will use my car, sod them.

    Ed actually have a look are they doing work? and if they are is it being done 24/7 until October? I am willing to say that for the time they speed cameras are up with the road works they will use a third of that time to do the work.

    For example where I live the motorway near to me the cut down to 1 lane for 2 miles for 6 weeks while they put up a mile of crash barrier?


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonturner1975 View Post
    Well I used to travel from Burton to Brum every week day about 4 years ago and it was a nightmare then, hate to think what it will be with all the traffic restrictions. The A38 is supposed to be one of the worst roads in the Midlands, too fast and too many idiots on it. I have experienced a few in my time.....

    Oops, I may have been one, think we came back down that way a few years back, fetching my wife's old Sharknose BMW 320 from York. Had been seriously modded by a committee member, I drove it back, pulled over for bladder relief, she didn't notice. I floored it to try to catch up and it scared the hell out of me!
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