Driven round the bend! Drivers experience a Rush..fear bank holiday!
It's just one roundabout too much in Craigavon
Friday’s newsletter (about
McDonalds McShambles) had you all in a bit of a spin - but not half as much as the crazy Craigavon roundabouts (or one in particular) which drove some readers around the bend over the bank holiday weekend.
As much as we love it when readers reach out to us - we aren’t the Department for Infrastructure - we can’t fix the roads…or can we? Considering the success of our past endeavours, following on from our previous newsletter covering potholes – voilà, potholes in Lurgan were fixed. Oh, and six weeks of hell ended with one Armagh I story. Yes as much as it is a pat on our own back we were – and are – delighted to help.
So, what of the traffic in Craigavon over the bank holiday weekend? Readers reached out about the surge in traffic, leading to some rather humorous and pun-tastic situations.
"It's like a 'Conga' line of cars out there," said one amused onlooker. They even submitted dash-cam footage to illustrate. Sharing is caring.
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“Why not put in a new road at the Matalan side of Rushmere, loads of grass there, just put a through road in to ease the congestion” were the cries from another frustrated motorist.
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It's the bane of every driver's existence. You know the feeling – you're stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and you can feel your blood pressure rising with every passing minute. It's enough to make you want to let out a primal scream.
It's like the cars are all gathered together, having a big old party in the middle of the road. And it's not just any old party – it's a traffic jam!
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Instead of sheepishly joining the congestion yay the inadequate roundabout use the entrance on the other side of the complex which is not regularly used. It is situated between the delivery entrance and the bus entrance and brings you into a car park rarely used beside the back entrance to the complex.
The first thing to do is eliminate roundabouts throughout Ireland.
We had one proposed several times in our Michigan town, and luckily the public knew the sheer idiocy of the concept from a neighboring town plagued with one, and loudly said "No".