Drivers reacted with disbelief yesterday after they were pulled over by police to take part in a highways department census.
Massive tailbacks developed because of the Highways Agency survey taking place on the A27 in Lancing, and on the A283 near Dacre Gardens, Upper Beeding, and the A24 north of Offington Roundabout, Worthing.
But last night, despite admitting they had caused motorists misery and apologising, warned “there’s more to come” .Sounds depressingly familiar…
The Highways Agency said it was gathering data ahead of the government’s pledge to transform the A27 with a £350 million investment to the Worthing/Sompting/Lancing stretch of the road, with the option of a full dual carriageway the favoured solution.
A spokesman added they did not publicise the survey to avoid skewing the data.In other words, if they’d announced it, people would have avoided the area!
Well, maybe the data is vital. What are they asking?
Motorists were asked for their addresses, where they were travelling to, where from, why they were making the journey and with whom.Why is any of that necessary? This is 2015 – isn’t there a digital solution to monitor traffic flow volumes?