Barrier creamed

As a regular M4 motorist I'm intrigued that the powers that be are replacing steel barriers with concrete ones, as the steel ones are reaching the "end of their lives." Concrete ones are supposed to require less maintenance and are better safety features. Surely this money would be better spent on improving the motorway surfaces that are diabolical in some area.

Asked on 12 June 2010 by LT, Maescynog, Ystradgynlais

Answered by Honest John
It will be the usual case of funds having been allocated 18 months ago and the situation having changed in the meantime. One reader was astonished a couple of weeks ago to see speed cushions being installed in a road festooned with potholes. Obviously the council
had funding allocated to install the speed cushions, which had to be
spent, but could not re-allocate it to fixing the road. That's how daft a country,in which 50% of the working population was employed by government became under the Brown administration.
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