Opinion: Roadworks gridlock no surprise

Well it had to happen didn’t it. Anybody attempting to drive around the centre of Burnley on Saturday must have been tearing their hair out.

Wednesday, 10th September 2014, 9:14 am
Seeing the funny side: Roadworks sign in Burnham Gate

The plethora of roadworks finally took its toll as traffic ground to a halt, blood pressure rose and journey times trebled.

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Now we also have the added issue of more roadworks on the M65 - adding insult to injury.

And yet, there still appears to be little or no work being carried on the roundabout at the top of Westgate. Traffic backs up and drivers attempt to peer over concrete barriers in a bid to get out of junctions. Enough said.