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Long, and unnecessary delays on the A417 at East Hendred due to the incompetence of either OCC or British Telecom.

Reported anonymously at 08:54, Tuesday 11 February 2020

I know I am wasting my cyber time here, but I am going to vent my spleen anyway. YET AGAIN due to no one operating the temporary traffic lights at East Hendred, long delays to us poor suffering motorist have occurred. It happens every time. Surely someone from OCC can inform whoever puts a request in to carry out work on the A417 that they may only do so if they cause minimal delays. The latest saga, caused this time by BT, caused a MASSIVE tailback of traffic stretching from Hendred, right back to Harwell Campus between 4pm and 7pm last night. Also, all afternoon the local radio stations were reporting long delays on the A417. The queuing traffic coming from the Wantage direction however, had only a handful of vehicles. Surely it's not bloody difficult to realise that in the morning rush hour, the bulk of traffic is travelling from Wantage toward Rowstock, and vice versa in the evening. Yet TIME AND TIME AGAIN unnecessary long delays occur because no one has the common courtesy to manually operate the traffic lights. Like I said right at the start, I know I am wasting my time, because OCC will now sit on this report for 3 or 4 weeks, then eventually reply saying the problem is fixed. Well it isn't bloody well FIXED, because it will happen again the next time, and subsequent times after that. OCC, all we are asking is that YOU INSIST that any work on the A417 (or anywhere else for that matter) is only permitted providing minimal delays occur. That means that you COMMUNICATE with the workmen. It is the 21st Century FFS. ARE YOU LISTENING???? Yours Sincerely, Mr Angry. No.8 Well and truly peed off Avenue, Wantage.

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