As someone who has to daily suffer the traffic congestion at the Thelwall Viaduct, I read with interest the amount of money (£93M) already spent on this critical section of the M6.
What these costs fail to include are those for the delay and frustration to both industry and the public due to the continuing hold-ups throughout the day.
The questions that our industry needs to answer are: What went wrong in the design and/or construction process to result in this major failure? Is everything possible happening to reduce the time of repair?
Are the parties responsible for this failure properly held responsible and accountable, and what are the lessons to be learned?
It is still a long time to wait until Spring 2005?
Peter Mason (M), The Lodge, Wall Rake, Lower Heswall, Wirral CH60 8PG