Tuesday 7 July 2009 7.01pm
I know the work needs to be done but why not 24/7 and why are they often not doing much during the day. This should be an intensive work site to get it done ASAP...or is it more of TfL's quite obvious policy of making road traffic as absolutely unbearable as possible.
If pressed for a reason why the roadworks are not carried out 24/7 TFL would inevitably quote cost.
Apparently it is beyond their pea brain's capacity to factor in hidden costs, i.e. pollution, delays, etc.
I know that the L.Bridge works are a pain, as a black cab driver I won't go into the station until these are finished.
I drop people off in BHS now, or at the foot of the bridge, believe me, they are happy to get out there.
The last time I picked up in the station I had £6.40 on the meter when the fare gave up exasperated, and I hadn't even reached the lights at the exit.
Not my fault, as the fare agreed.
The situation at Westminster Bridge Road
is just as bad in the a.m., likewise Lambeth Road
as traffic seeks an alternative route.