Town Crier: We are in for a very unhappy few months

Lancaster traffic.
Lancaster traffic.

When put into context of the major problems in the world, a traffic jam or two seems pretty trivial.

But the reality of this week’s traffic problems in the Lancaster and Morecambe area can be summed up in one word – misery.

No amount of forward-planning could have foreseen the solid jams from junction 34 of the M6 and stretching solidly through Lancaster and right across to Morecambe. To put it intocontext, a colleague who lives in Morecambe took 50 minutes to get to, well, Morecambe, because of a road closure in the city of Lancaster across the river. Sounds bonkers doesn’t it?

The area is already under seige with work on the M6 link road, and this latest project, to finish off sewer improvements at Lancaster’s city centre, is the straw to break the camel’s back.

It would be great if everyone could cycle or get the train to work, to school, but that is unlikely to happen. And there is no doubt that this vital sewer work needed completing . United Utilities are trying to solve the traffic jigsaw but until they perform a miracle, we are in for a very unhappy few months.

In themeantime we will have to curtail our frustrations and hope it is over soon. At least we know there will be an end. Until then we will endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible on progress and changes.