Letter: Traffic delays were not necessary
Re the roadworks at East Ayton:
Monday November 7 - 100 yards of road coned off in both directions.
Tuesday - Traffic lights erected to control traffic flow in both directions. Morrisons utilities dig a hole in the road to effect a repair. Leave hole for highways department to repair.
Wednesday - Hole not repaired. Traffic lights covering a two-metre square hole set 100 yards apart. Man in truck monitoring signals all day.
Thursday - Traffic lights still in operation. Monitored all day by man in truck. No repair effected.
Friday - Repeat of situation. No repair effected.
Saturday - Traffic lights still in operation. Nobody monitoring. No repair effected.
Sunday as Saturday.
The commuters on this main road into Scarborough endured long delays at peak times for a week. It should have been rectified on the Wednesday at the latest or, with a little pre-planning, on the Tuesday.
Is this how public money should be spent, incurring unnecessary costs and creating misery for the motorist, workers and patrons of Scarborough.
Mike Dealtry Main Street, West Ayton