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Missed Mother’s Day plans and hospital appointments due to Humber Bridge traffic chaos
2022-03-27 15:57:00
Residents have spoken of their anger after chaos and congestion on the Humber Bridge caused people to miss out on plans and even hospital appointments at the weekend. Many motorists were stuck in excruciating waits just to get onto the bridge on Saturday after a temporary contraflow system was put in place due to resurfacing the road. There were were reports of 40 minute journeys taking over two hours due to the queues to get to the toll booth from both the North and South Banks. Meanwhile, some drivers expressed frustration at having to still pay at the toll booths which further slowed down traffic, with criticisms that the works should have been planned for overnight. Read more: Humber Bridge delays continue – live updates The Humber Bridge Board announced on Monday last week that work would be taking place to re-tarmac the road from 8pm on Friday. Posting a warning on the Bridge's social media pages, a spokesperson said: “Please note due to essential maintenance on the surfacing of the bridge we have a contraflow in operation and a 30mph speed limit in force until 3am on Monday and your journey time may take longer than usual, so please allow more time.” Despite this, the temporary system put in place led to carnage with drivers trying to get onto the bridge reporting sitting in their cars not moving for long periods of time. One woman told how it took her half an hour to reach the toll booths. “It just took me 25 mins from Wingfield Farm to get to the tolls then another 15 to get across bridge,” said the driver, who didn't want to be named. “[There's] one lane both ways – both lanes from the Barton end are closed so coned off from the slip road all the way across bridge”. Large queues on the approach to the Humber Bridge tolls (Image: Donna Clifford) Severa

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