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A49 to Westwood link road
Started by: Jim Latham (87) Report abuse
Preliminary work started today on the Old Pemberton loop line at the side of the Tippings Pub.
Sewers need to be rerouted before the new bridge that will form part of the new road over the B5238- Poolstock Lane.

Posted by: jo anne (31809)   Report abuse
GMCA - @greatermcr (23 Feb '18):

Moving on to some good local news for @WiganCouncil - @greatermcr has approved £10m for a new A49 link road to improve connectivity for Wigan

More info about the link road: www.wigan.gov.uk

Posted by: jo anne (31809)   Report abuse
GMCA - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

GM Growth Deal - Wigan A49 Link Road Request For Full Approval & Funding - Report, Feb'18

Posted by: mortarmillbill (401) Report abuse
"Contract award scheduled for March 2018". I wonder how long it will be before they start work.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
It was finally approved today by a meeting of AGMA, which coincidentally was held at Wigan Town Hall

It is on this YooTube video between 16.20 and 18.25 and Lord Peter Smith makes some nice comments about it

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kUPQ-f2Pz8E

Posted by: tomplum (4805)  Report abuse
talk talk talk talk talk, yap yap yap yap yap, boring ole same ole same ole same ole, costly meetings held by highly paid do nowts,

actions speyke louder than words, when are the welfare cabins for the workers going to be sited ? when are the land scrapers going to start making the land flat ? When are the fences going to be erected to keep safety for the residents? talk is cheap,,no it is't, talk costs us tax payers a lot of money to pay the wages of the talkers who are doing nothing only talk talk talk,

load of horse manure,,,,,,,

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
tomplum

Are yoo watching the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' on BBC4 it is a one off live broadcast, presented by Bob Harris, marking 30 years since the last show and by eck I didn't think it was that long since it ended

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
New Road ...


Posted by: mortarmillbill (401) Report abuse
Anyone know when work is to start?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
When hell freezes over and Nelson gets his eye back

Posted by: roylew (2915) Report abuse
Like the galleries and the pier complex....and the bloody potholes

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
Yes and have you seen the latest crap about the fabled, mythical, road link between the M6 at Orrell and the M61 at Bolton ?

Well it's back on

Read all abow tit

wishfm.net/east-west-road-for-bolton-wigan-takes-major-step-forward/

Utter rubbish

Posted by: basil brush (10215) Report abuse
link

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
Well bugger me basil (well don't cos I don't want a fox up me jacksy) once again on't same morning I have to congratulate yoo on that spellbinding information, which I google about every other day and yoo have found it for me, so new road starts building next month does it, or do they mean June next year, so I will still only believe it when I see it

So it's a firm from Welsh Wales who have got it, well it's time to start to worry folks, about worrying and by that I mean 'sheep worrying' so lock up your sheep and keep them safe

Jathbee will be cussing me now, cos I have given a compliment to basil

Posted by: basil brush (10215) Report abuse
Thank you


Well, TTS, I wouldn't bother what a nasty coward, like backtrack jathbee 🐔 🐔 🐔 , thinks

Posted by: tomplum (4805)  Report abuse

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2272)1,000+ Report abuse

Well bugger me basil (well don't cos I don't want a fox up me jacksy) once again on't same morning I have to congratulate yoo on that spellbinding information, which I google about every other day and yoo have found it for me, so new road starts building next month does it, or do they mean June next year, so I will still only believe it when I see it

So it's a firm from Welsh Wales who have got it, well it's time to start to worry folks, about worrying and by that I mean 'sheep worrying' so lock up your sheep and keep them safe

Jathbee will be cussing me now, cos I have given a compliment to basil

Replied: 17th May 2018 at 11:04
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 17th May 2018 at 11:06:18

Stir away TTS 😂 No cussing from me. I don't cuss. I employ other methods of chastisement. 👍🏼😂

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
its merely moving the traffic chaos from one place to another,mind you if they dont get a move on it will soon be costed at£25 million.
who is going to go another two miles out of their way and end up gridlocked at the bridge of sighs(marus),when you can use the direct route via poolstock lane to the bridge.

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
by my calculations the new road will cost approx £5669 per yard,what a snip for a car park.

Posted by: wigvet (3333) Report abuse
Great news!!

Jones Brothers of Ruthin have an excellent reputation within our industry and as someone who uses Poolstock twice a day this road canít come quick enough

Posted by: basil brush (10215) Report abuse
link

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
Jathbee

I was only kidding

Posted by: basil brush (10215) Report abuse
Don't worry she's not brave enough to say anything to your face

Posted by: lectriclegs (3347) Report abuse
And neither are you, Walshy.

Posted by: mortarmillbill (401) Report abuse
At long last.

Posted by: Jim Latham (87) Report abuse
Design staff/Civil Engineers from Jones Brothers Civil Engineers from Ruthin in N.Wales have been on site today near to Poolstock Lane.
They hope to start the new Link Road in September.
Cost is £15.5 million.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
September, so that probably means some time next year or the year after

Posted by: mortarmillbill (401) Report abuse
What's happened to the June start? Or is it June 2020.

Posted by: tomplum (4805)  Report abuse
Many of us Wiganers ( sorry tonker) people who live in the bourgh of Wigan, will never see this new highway cos its pie in the sky, AND if/when it does happen, it will mean, not a jot, cos the roads will never take the volume of traffic, it all needs a big rethink

there's too many cars on the road

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
You are a good guitar player Tom

Posted by: broady (13692)   Report abuse
wigvet,
Am I not correct in stating that the start date details would have been included in the tender?? If not a specific date then quoting a certain time from the award of the contract.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
broady

When the project was retendered some 12 months ago a date in October was given for the start of the job, AGMA/TFGM released the money for the project at the beginning of February this year and Wigan Council said that the successful bidder would be announced in March ...

Posted by: broady (13692)   Report abuse
TTS, I know this is your pet project but I am only speaking from the construction projects I have been involved in. When they FINALLY awarded the contract this week a start date should have been in the contract award documentation.

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
broady
thats quite true, a start and a completion date in said documentation..

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
I think when there is a firm start date, the council will be full of it and they will make a big announcement about it, because they did that when the Marus Bridge junction scheme was announced, council gave about three months notice about that, but saying that, that was because the junction scheme was going to impact the main traffic flow into Wigan from the South in a big way and they weren't wrong, were they ....

Remember This **Bad Language**



Posted by: basil brush (10215) Report abuse
link

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
Just heard it on the radio. The link road is going ahead. HURRAY.

Pem, will be a better place for it.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3347) Report abuse
Why, are they knocking down the poets house to build it?

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
What poet?

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
All that traffic rumbling by
The traffic will be a whole lot lighter through Pemberton, City Road and Fleet Street, about time too.

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
jathbee
keep dreaming for a better future, just like the controlling party in wigan as for the last hundred years.

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
Dreams come true somtimes BB.

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
please forgive an old cynic who has seen too much of very little from WMBC.

Posted by: jarvo (28590)  Report abuse
Pem will be a better place?

It will be the death knell for all who do business on Ormskirk Road.

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
Absolute rubbish.

Posted by: jarvo (28590)  Report abuse
How do you come to that conclusion?

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
How do you come to yours. Pem will not be cut off from the rest of the world, it's a loop road to take the traffic that is going in the direction of Wigan, to Wigan. Anyone wanting to come to Pem will still be able to do so.

Posted by: jarvo (28590)  Report abuse
...But they won't will they?

Think about it...

Posted by: jarvo (28590)  Report abuse
I still think that the proposed double roundabout at the bottom of Enfield Street will be the undoing of the whole project.

That bridge over Billinge Road isn't going to take it.

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
People who come through Pem on there way to Wigan and have no business to do in Pem will just carry on down Ormskirk road. They are not going to stop off in Pem for a look around the shops or call for a pie or Kentucky. Pem is not flourishing off passing trade, nor is Ormskirk Road.
It's flourishing from local trade, as it always has.

Posted by: jarvo (28590)  Report abuse
Sorry, but I disagree.

I work in Skelmersdale and you'd be surprised how many folk call in on their way to Wigan.

Now it will be easier (so they might think) to bypass Pem and go as far as Leigh and beyond.

Not good.

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
They can stil come through Pem on their way to Wigan, it probably will be a lot less busy with heavy traffic being taken by the loop road.
And yes I would be surprised if many people broke their journey to Wigan just call in. There is very lttle convenient parking as it is.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
Passing traffic does not stop in Pemberton to shop, because it is difficult to park and even more difficult to get back into the traffic on the main road and throughout the years as already stated Pemberton has continued to thrive, whilst places like Hindley have died

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
how has hindley died.

Posted by: John59 (412)  Report abuse
In the video posted by TTS on 23rd Feb, the chair says " .... and opening up planning and housing opportunities"
- now, how exactly that going to happen then - he makes it sound like they're buildin a road to some long-lost oasis in the middle of the sahara desert

Posted by: mortarmillbill (401) Report abuse
I noticed that the route has been weedkilled again. Work should be starting soon.

Posted by: jathbee (9069) Report abuse
The sooner the better.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
John59

The Westwood Park site, has plans for housing a marina and more industrial and office yoonits, on the land in between Lower Ince and Westwood Park

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
john 59
yeah thats about right, build a new road to try and i repeat try to alleviate congestion.
what happens next, they fill the surrounding district with retail parks, industry and a few thousand houses ,end of trying to alleviate traffic congestion.
dont believe it,go to leigh and try and get from one end of atherleigh way to the other.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2785) Report abuse
bakerboy

I agree with you, because a few Saturdays ago, it took me about 20 mins to get from the former kamikaze junction, to the Kirk Hall Lane junction, traffic from Asda, Sainsbury's and the retail park was snarling everything up, in fact if I can help it I won't go that way again at that time ...

Posted by: baker boy (14038) Report abuse
the new bypass will be inundated with housing, offices and other industries.what price wigan rovers ground becoming another housing estate within the next few years,then it will be the turn of the wildnerness between the canal on chapel lane and the new road after that.
cramming more and more urban sprawl into wigan,s vanishing open spaces.
someone is crowing about three ,yes as many as three new football pitches on the new rose hill development.all i can say is this, some folk are easily pleased with WMBC,S attempt at shutting up the people that protest by fobbing them off with football pitches.
they could have played at little lane but our,ie the peoples land at little lane, as been sold to the lowest bidder a private football club.
nyce horse as a very valid point with WMBC UNTRUSTWORTHY AND DEVIOUS.LET THE MUSHROOMS GROW IN THE DARK.

 
 
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