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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014)


From Little Lane (now a cul-de-sac), at the junction with Warrington Road, Goose Green. The development being built will connect with Poolstock. Traffic en-route to Pemberton from Warrington Road now turns into Smithy Brook Road which joins Little Lane, just over half way from Warrington Road towards Billinge Road.

Photo: Aubrey Fairclough  (Fuji FinePix S2950)
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Comment by: Aubrey on 3rd December 2014 at 00:11

The new development is called Vicarage Park, the first houses were built on the site of St. Paul's vicarage.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd December 2014 at 05:03


I wish drivers would use the correct signals when using roundabouts, that way the traffic would keep flowing instead of coming to a complete stop just like you do at road junctions.

Comment by: peterp on 3rd December 2014 at 07:46

Drivers going into Wigan just cut from the left lane across the centre of the road and don't even look right around the island. One day someone will be at the side of them or someone will be coming from the right, then it will be crunch time

Comment by: Al on 3rd December 2014 at 09:13

None of these "improvements" will improve anything, not in the long run anyway. It won't be long when this stretch of road will be back to gridlock conditions towards Newtown and even worse now coming from Poolstock, the traffic is going to be horrendous. These improvement schemes are a big con and they know it. As for the homes, have we got far too many houses around - do we need anymore?. And how many people in the area will be able to afford one of these hamster-sized homes?. Why couldn't they have made the land at the side of this new road into a park or something like that?, because there would be no profit to be made. What happaned to that large house that used to be situated in this piece of land with the wall around it?. Why did they demonlish it? didn't look like it was falling down to me.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd December 2014 at 10:35

Little Lane...now a cul-de-sac, what's all that about??? The council must what to make more traffic jams.

Comment by: Gordon on 3rd December 2014 at 11:50

One of the real problems today is stuped drivers just pulling over anywhere to answer mobile phones.
I know you shouldn't drive and use the phone,(that I agree) but some people just stop at ie, junctions to use the phone. It should be £1,000 fine and 9 points on the driving Licence....that should stop em.
Also them people who text and drive should be took off the road straight away. There's quite a lot doing it.
I think it's as bad as drink driving.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd December 2014 at 17:33

Al the problem with our roads is the drivers themselves , if we all drove at the correct speed limit and indicated in good time the traffic would flow much smoother.

Comment by: Al on 3rd December 2014 at 20:17

In some ways I agree, it's to do with drivers. What's with speed limits anyway, and I know that's going to sound a really strange comment to most, but I've heard that driving fast is actually safer and there are people who think it's unlawful to fine someone for speeding when there has been no incident or accident whatsoever. Oh, never mind the public getting fined, how about fining the police, who think they have the right to speed and go through a red light, 9 times out of 10 when they have no reason to. The biggest issue to this is that we simply have too many cars/vehicles on the road.

Comment by: Aubrey on 3rd December 2014 at 22:17

The comments made thus far have mainly related to the poor quality of driving these days. Quite right too. My main aim in taking this photo was to show the change at this junction. I may be proved wrong but I do not see the that Little Lane being blocked off will improve traffic flow, especially when another junction, with traffic lights, formed a few yards away will obviously restrict that flow.

Comment by: Alan on 4th December 2014 at 09:21

That's why we need to do something about migrants in the UK.
I agree with AI.

Comment by: David - Wigan ex pat. on 11th December 2014 at 18:02

Little Lane a Cul-De -Sac? How things have changed in the years I have been away , I believe Goose Green labour club has gone as well

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