Letter: Why were the lights left on?

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I’m writing to ask whether anyone knows why the temporary lights on Barleythorpe Road were left in place all Thursday night and Friday as well when all the holes in the road were already filled in and tarmacked.

Was it done just to cause chaos or to waste more than a days running costs or is it the fact that the guys can remove the barriers around the hole so they can fill it in but can’t remove them once filled to prevent unnecessary chaos to everybody going into the weekend. I could be cynical and say perhaps they left them so they could get overtime by coming in on a weekend to remove them. The lights have already been a pain as several times during last weekend they were stuck on red and so serving no purpose anyway other than to frustrate drivers.

Anthony Southerington

Burley Road,
Oakham