came in this week, liberally peppered with the word idiots, of massive traffic queues in North Cray Road so I nipped down
there at 7 a.m. this morning to take a look. Sure enough, Bexley council
has been up to its usual carriageway reduction tricks. I am not familiar with
that junction and the last time I came down North Cray Road and turned left must
be more than ten years ago. It looks as though it has been very easy to make
that turn and clear the road quickly for following traffic and now it will
inevitably be much more difficult and possibly result in queues. Bexley council
loves queues. On the other hand the road must have been very wide for a pedestrian
to cross. What is indisputable is that a lot of money is being spent at a time when
everyone is supposed to be hard up. But when did Bexley council ever care about
wasting your hard-earned?
My journey to Ruxley corner was circuitous because the whole of Bexley village had been cordoned off by the police so I returned via Sidcup and Welling. In Upper Wickham Lane I stumbled across yet more road disruptions and closures. A roundabout was being installed. To me it didnt look as though it was placed where it was most needed.