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Roadworks Wigan?

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

What 'a happeing to the r/works at newtown there don't seem to been any workmen there for the last few days are they all on hols ? Plus the chaos from asda going into wigan was horrendous traffic tailing from caroline st jnc back to asda getting around wigan lately is just getting worse ..GB , why can't they put a sign up when coming down Caroline st that at the bottom you can't turn right up to railway stations it's only when you reach the bottom one cant turn right a sign further back would have helped ,but hey ho we are talking about wigan council r/works ...what a joke .....

Started: 6th Aug 2021 at 15:42

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

I went to VW last week and came up Caroline Street and ended up coming along Pottery Road behind Nissan but noticed Miry lane was open to traffic. I thought Miry Lane was closed

Replied: 6th Aug 2021 at 15:52

Posted by: daveo18 (22)

Well, as you can't turn left out of King Street to get to the stations - and are expected to go via Caroline Street - how does one now get from Higher Ince to the stations?

Replied: 6th Aug 2021 at 18:16

Posted by: riocaroni (204)

You have to go down pottery Rd and turn onto Wallgate.

Replied: 6th Aug 2021 at 20:11

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8074)

Folk will have to 'WALK' instead

Replied: 6th Aug 2021 at 20:27

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

or cycle,

Replied: 6th Aug 2021 at 21:29

Posted by: retep1949 (704)

Is the traffick still bad in this area?

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 08:20

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

yes peter, I've just been into Wigan, No problem on a bike but, the traffic is queuing back to the Seven Stars Bridge,
I believe they are renaming it Wallcone

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 11:14

Posted by: retep1949 (704)

Thanks Tomplum,will give it a miss.

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 12:10

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

Two more road works projects , first along dual carriage way up past sainsburys coming from M6 DOWN A49 down to one lane ..Second just under railway bridge at the traffic lights of Darlington st and king st three lanes down to two it just seems whenever you go out there are new road works springing up ,,,,,Wigan is fast becoming the PITS !!!GB..

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 14:42

Posted by: First Mate (344)

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 14:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8074)

The powers that bee, are fixing and maintaining all the infrastructure, which we all rely on

And they are building cycle lanes everywhere for none existent cyclists

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 15:12

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

Tommy tee, Once those cycle lanes are joined up, More and more will use them, at the moment they are pretty much useless to a ,not so confident cyclist because they can only do half a mile or so then back on the risky road, once they can go from A to B on a cycle lane all the way, they will get used, no one want to sit in a car going no where, Then you will rickshaw taxis stealing your livlihood,

Replied: 11th Aug 2021 at 15:42

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

they are at it now on the duel carriageway from the motorway past sainsburys, one lane only, neetmare,,,,
Its all to do with lamppost renewals, queues off the motorway as far as the eye can see

Replied: 12th Aug 2021 at 12:16
Last edited by tomplum: 12th Aug 2021 at 13:34:38

Posted by: anniedingle (74)

Traffic lights on the 2 mike stretch now all wigan is under improvements which dont last..

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 14:48

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (346)

Took 45 mins to get from 7 Stars bridge to Wallgate Railway bridge yesterday. Tried going left into Wilcock St/Prescott St but an incident on the Frog Lane side bridge meant a U'ey back onto Clayton St. Nightmare, to be avoided.

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 14:56

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

Wn1 did something hit the bridge again on Prescot St

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 15:14
Last edited by PeterP: 14th Aug 2021 at 10:13:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8074)

It was the low bridge on Prescott Street, a van got well and truly stuck underneath it.

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 15:16

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

It is time metal barriers where installed either side of the bridge then less chance of a bridge strike.

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 18:02

Posted by: Stardelta (8536)

The bridge belongs to network rail so why should Wigan council be spending council tax payers money on protecting it???

You wouldn’t pay to have someone else’s lawn mowed or windows cleaned or car serviced….. same thing.

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 18:39

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

No one said who should pay/erect barriers but considering the amount of times this bridge has been struck a joint effect by the railway and the council would pay dividends. If the bridge is struck to many times then gets damaged the railway may have to stop trains passing over it and the council may have to stop traffic from going under it

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 19:07

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (346)

Couldn't make it out Peter, but everyone was turning round from the bridge all the way along Prescott St. So much for taking short cut !!

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 19:21

Posted by: cheshirecat (219) 

Posted by: PeterP
"It is time metal barriers where installed either side of the bridge then less chance of a bridge strike."

Did the vehicle strike the bridge or just get stuck?
If it got stuck underneath because the vehicle exceeded the maximum height then metal barriers either side would not have stopped it?
And if there was an accident its not the councils fault if they have to stop traffic from going under it. I'd say it was the vehicle drivers fault

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 19:35
Last edited by cheshirecat: 13th Aug 2021 at 19:37:21

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

Cheshirecat if the barriers are like goalposts Then the vehicle will hit the top of the barrier before hitting the bridge. Go to handbags and bridge strikes then scroll down to lectriclegs video

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 19:54
Last edited by PeterP: 13th Aug 2021 at 20:09:34

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8074)

Yesterday on Prescott Street.



Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 20:01

Posted by: cheshirecat (219) 

"Then the vehicle will hit the top of the barrier before hitting the bridge."
Ok, Peter.
So instead of getting stuck under the bridge they will get stuck under the barrier instead?

And then the Council ( not the vehicle driver? ) will still get the blame because they may have to stop traffic from going under it?

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 20:51

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

Going of the video the vehicle will come worse off

Replied: 13th Aug 2021 at 22:01

Posted by: Stardelta (8536)

Peter?
If drivers are ignoring a clearly displayed hight warning sign and the words “LOW BRIDGE” in 10” fluorescent letters in their direct line of sight what makes you think they won’t ignore anything else??

Replied: 14th Aug 2021 at 07:31
Last edited by Stardelta: 14th Aug 2021 at 07:36:16

Posted by: PeterP (8834)

I think some drivers need to go to specsavers or like everything else that rule does not apply to them

Replied: 14th Aug 2021 at 10:16

Posted by: Stardelta (8536)

Exactly Peter ........the problem lies with the drivers and their attitudes, NOT the council/network rail

Replied: 14th Aug 2021 at 11:07

Posted by: bentlegs (4684)

Back in 1970s 80s we boarded a coach in Bryn to go to Heinz dance in Blackpool the coach turned into Prescot St , Quite a few pasangers shouted to the Driver you wont get under the bridge, The drivers reply, "Who,s driving this bus, He got stuck realy stuck, They let the tyers down but no luck ,They sent for another coach But bye the time we got to Blackpool most of the night was over,

Replied: 18th Sep 2021 at 15:17

Posted by: Platty (548)

The plan is to put roadworks all round greater manchester, bring the traffic to deadlock, and then charge congestion charge.

Replied: 18th Sep 2021 at 20:24

Posted by: basil brush (17175)

I don't know why they keep building cycle lanes, most people won't walk anywhere never mind cycle anywhere.

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 10:54

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

Its called, forward thinking baz, with the growth of motorist forever multiplying in numbers, very very soon the roads will gridlock at busy periods, then people who work for a living will HAVE to find alternative ways of getting there and home, Its also good for the NHS because cycling is a clean power and the cyclists tend to be fitter than the McDonald munching motorist, Just look at the queues of motorists at the Maccies take aways and take note you never see a cyclist in the queues,
cycle lanes are the future Baz,

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 14:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8074)

"Just look at the queues of motorists at the Maccies take aways and take note you never see a cyclist in the queues"

Ermm

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 15:11

Posted by: tomplum (7891) 

yea that bloke on the bike said to her, " why don't you go home and cook a meal for you kids instead of feeding them this muck ", She was't best pleased was she,,

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 15:52

 

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