On my daily drives to Leeds and back, I have to endure our wonderful Highways Agency's Managed Motorway being built.
They've basically coned off several miles of motorway (I think it's about 10 miles covering 5 junctions). It's a 50mph limit, with narrow lanes and average speed cameras.
Of course, they're only working on one bit of it at a time so 9.75 miles of the roadworks are essentially pointless at any given moment.
This week, they've extended the works by 2 miles and 1 junction.
As you come away from Leeds, where the works used to end was the Brighouse junction. At this point, a 4th lane starts to start climbing up the Pennines and let everyone pass the slow wagons. Except now that they've extended the works, half a mile from where the 4th lane starts, they close it again leading to massive tailbacks as 4 lanes of traffic fight back into 3 lanes.
Utterly, utterly stupid. Bunch of fùcking morons. Why not just cone off lane 4 in its entirety?
The politics of failure have failed. We must make them work again.