I first drove along the A1 in 1959 and learned to fear only two crossing points south of Newark, the now much modified A47 crossing was one, and even worse was the crossing for Wittering.
When I first used the roads, the north and south lanes were at different heights and this was changed to make the crossing as it now is, except of course that the amount of traffic has greatly increased.
In 1959 I would wait with a dozen or so cars at the crossing for what is now a Nene Valley Railway steam engine to chug to Oxford or Cambridge at the then Yaxley crossing.
However Wittering remains just as it was, very dangerous for turning traffic in either direction. Why please was it not included in this recent much spoken of £15 billion road upgrade?
Just up the road Stamford for some reason got its flyover some years ago now.
The plans for Wittering have existed for some years now, the only reason that it is not revealed as the death trap it is, is that the traffic on the A1 is now so dense that very few drivers are willing to take any chances at all with it.