Part of the M6 toll road to close

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by gmloki, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. gmloki

    gmloki Can't get enough of FH

    According to Teletext part of the M6 toll road south bound is to be closed for repairs. £900million quid and its been open 5 weeks. This country is going down the pan people
     
  2. L_Plates

    L_Plates Fledgling Freddie


    WTF seriously. I dont know the road but why would it need repairing after 5 weeks ?
     
  3. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    Off Teletext as Ash says
     
  4. PR.

    PR. Fledgling Freddie

    These things happen perhaps when it was laid the mixture was wrong and traffic has made it uneven. Or more likely it was picked up as a niggle on inspection but it was opened it on time to make money and then go back later and fix it.
     
  5. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH

    £900m to repair a fucking road, yeah gotta love how the cash is spent in this country.
     
  6. Reverend Flatus

    Reverend Flatus Fledgling Freddie

    You just noticed?
     
  7. Deadmanwalking

    Deadmanwalking Fledgling Freddie

    YEAH! All that private investment... bastards.
     
  8. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    No... :p

    Unless i got the wrong end of the stick

    It cost £900m to build it, not to repair it :p
     
  9. Sissyfoo

    Sissyfoo Fledgling Freddie

    Nah, looks like everyone else got the wrong end of the stick. ;)
     
  10. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH

    Hrm, oops i guess, as shown i have got the wrong end of the stick. :p
     
  11. JBP|

    JBP| Part of the furniture

    im not sure if this is true or not but i was once told that is costs 1million to build 1 mile of motorway. (this was a few years ago)

    i have travelled on the toll road and i gotta say its great,£2 and you knock off 45 mins of travel time (assuming the normal M6 is clear which it usually isnt)

    now all they need to do is build another one to bypass manchester
     
  12. xane

    xane Fledgling Freddie

    The Limehouse Link tunnel here in London Docklands cost £250 million per mile.
     
  13. L_Plates

    L_Plates Fledgling Freddie



    Yeh us paying for the repairs got the shitty end.
     
  14. raw

    raw One of Freddy's beloved

    You really thought it would cost 900 million to repair a road? you could buy 1/2 of the Premiership with that much money :D
     
  15. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person FH Subscriber

    The road would still be better value tbh.
     
  16. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    Engineers make mistakes.

    They obviously didnt make that particular stretch of road properly. Or the ground is different there to the rest and with all the traffic on the road has caused it to become uneaven.

    There are quite a few roads Ive driven on where thats happened....Its only getting the bad press due to the fact its a toll road and they can bleat about the 900m it cost to build.
     
  17. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    That's because it's a tunnel & clearly that's not the fairest of comparisons. Did you also know the tunnel leaks water at the rate of about a magnum of champagne a second?

    Oh & it's not always those pesky engineers, sometimes the actual contractors just don't build shit to plan.
     

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