Rhoda Hogg has just passed me the following update on the section of the B6437 south of the junction with the B6421:Drivers who have been perturbed by the absence of road markings along this stretch of road will be reassured to know that the light gouging accomplished a few days ago by a heavy agricultural vehicle is down the middle of where the lines should be if SBC weren’t short of paint.
Visitors to the Borders are astonished at the lack of traffic once you leave the A1. I once drove from Hutton to Kelso mid-morning and saw three other cars. If it wasn't for the tractors and the occasional oil tanker and the passing through White Van man you could plough up some of the B roads and no one would notice-the B6461 always excepted as it carries a lot of the commuter traffic to Berwick with a peak time density of nearly 20 cars an hour. When the wife and I did an informal traffic survey with regard to the Fishwick By pass we waited notebook in hand for two hours at notorious Dead Man's Corner. We even walked up and down the road, risking life and limb. In that time we saw two vehicles; well actually one vehicle heading towards the new development at 'The Close' and then coming back again. On a second visit we had the same success but it may have been a different vehicle. With major Lairds/Landowners/Farmers heavily involved Planning Permission was granted despite (because of?) the objection of the Community Council.Another notch in Big Jim's McBowie Knife.
Despite the apparent urgent need for the bypass (and the building programme to pay for it)not a sod has been cut.
Well done the credit crunch.
(The image is, so we are informed, of Donald Trump, seemingly relieved that his application to build 123 Mc Mansions and two championship golf courses in the Fishwick Area in partnership with the newly founded Kelso and Landski Bank has been rejected by the Berwickshire Area Committee)
Labels: B6421, B6437, Fishwick By Pass