WHO was the genius who thought it would be ok to start on roadworks to the A689 Stockton Road before completing the Catcote Road works?
I set off to drive from home to buy supplies from the Fens shops, a short journey to the nearest mini supermarket south of where I live today, usually a run of five minutes each way.
The top of Tynebrooke Avenue into Catcote Road was closed due to the everlasting roadworks.
So I decided to head down Westbrooke Avenue and approach the Fens shops from Stockton Road instead.
No-one warned me that the new Stockton Road works would add an extra hour to my journey.
It would have been quicker popping through Seaton to Middlesbrough and back on the Transporter.
Heaven help anyone from the south end of town who needs to be taken out of Hartlepool in an ambulance!