A14: Highways Agency Criticised Over Delays

5 October 2013, 06:31

There's been strong criticism of the Highways Agency after more delays on the A14 near Ipswich.

Yesterday a diesel spill closed a slip road at Naction for 3 hours yesterday morning - causing long delays

Now Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore's told Heart the Highways Agency has a complete disregard for Suffolk.

He said: “Once again Ipswich and the surrounding area is brought to a stand-still by a relatively routine incident. I am staggered, I really can’t believe that the diesel spill this morning caused as much trouble as it did.
 
“It is absolutely unacceptable that the Highways Agency cannot respond to incidences on this major route more swiftly. These persistent problems reflect the agency’s total lack of regard.
 
“We need a long-term solution to the intolerable gridlock caused whenever there is a major incident on this strategically important road and we need the Highway Agency to take responsibility and be accountable for the problems this is causing right across the county.
 
“I am sick to death of the incompetence of the Highways Agency and their complete disregard for Suffolk and I intend to take this further.”

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