Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/prolonged_roadworks/

Hertfordshire drivers endure 200-year roadworks

Impact 'slight', mercifully

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 26th February 2009 11:17 GMT

We're obliged this morning to reader Paul Smith for alerting drivers to ongoing and rather prolonged roadworks in Hertfordshire, albeit with "slight" impact on traffic flow:

200 year roadworks on St Albans Rd West, according to elgin

Those of you thinking that not even in the UK could it take 200 years to put right a bit of tarmac should note that a water company is responsible for the works in question, which of course makes the timescale entirely plausible.

Doubtless the gas board will move in the second Three Valleys Water withdraws its operatives from the scene and tear up the same section of road, thereby extending delays by another two centuries. ®