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Bruce is MD of Paddock IT Solutions, the premier Oxfordshire IT support company; occasional pilot, traveller and photographer, hence the Travels pages.

The current madness:
West Oxfordshire District Council and the Highways Authority have been somehow bamboozled in to making a serious error: at the A40 Curbridge Road junction near Witney.
Instead of using the existing bridge, putting a mini roundabout at each end and 4 slip roads they have not only whacked a roundabout in to the middle of the only decent bit of A40 between Oxford and Cheltenham, they've made it too narrow. Westbound, there is only a lane and a half width on the roundabout.
Quite apart from trebling the cost of the job, they have introduced an entrely unnecessary barrier to the road. Every lorry, every car, now has to slow down, change down, then speed up again next to the village of Curbridge day and night.
The incompletence is staggering. When I'm Transport Minister my 1st act will be to ferret out who made the decision and make them personally pay to have it dug up and and altered to to how it should be, then have them sit in the stocks next to the road for a week so we can all pelt him/her with eggs. Pour encourager les autres.
Don't even get me started on the Stonehenge bypass...

Mr & Mrs Biggles