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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 12th January, 2020)

Breathe In

Breathe In
Newly resurfaced / repainted section of road - the left hand lane too narrow for cars.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Terry on 12th January 2020 at 08:38

Probably done by the same crew who covered the pavements in my street with an asphalt compound a few years ago, without bothering to sweep the pavements first.
They laid the stuff over a layer of dead leaves, sweet wrappers, old cig packets, and dog ends.
When they'd done, it looked more like a modern art collage than a footpath.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th January 2020 at 11:36

If they had measured from kerb to kerb and say it was 30ft then lines should be at 10ft centres, Not rocket science?

Comment by: Garry on 12th January 2020 at 11:53

Wigan Council dont half waste OUR money. But surely, who ever painted the white lines should have thought mm this don't look right.

Comment by: Wigan Council Tax Payer. on 12th January 2020 at 12:03

The Council once covered our pavement with tarmac and covered over the small square water on/off grid tap for the water board to turn off in case of emergency.
It was only when the Water came to do work in the area, it was discovered.

Comment by: Alan on 12th January 2020 at 12:48

PeterP. 15 FOOT if it's 30 FOOT.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2020 at 13:33

There used to be a time when Inspectors looked at any work done before payment was made by the Council... What's happened? That is disgraceful, it's like sweeping up the dirt and putting it underneath the carpet! Did no one complain in the street? Obviously not if its still the same. It's unbelievable! We are warned about 'Cowboys' and then the town employ them!

Comment by: Kenee on 12th January 2020 at 17:00

They recently painted lines on Bolton Road in Ashton. The lane for turning right into Bryn Road South is just about wide enough for a motor bike.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th January 2020 at 17:57

Alan go to specsavers there are three lanes not two.So therefore three lanes at 10ft.

Comment by: priscus on 12th January 2020 at 20:42

The LH pavement seems to be excessively wide: much wider than the traffic lane.

Does it need to be so wide?

Perhaps there is a case for dressing the kerb over, one paving flag's width to the left?

Comment by: Alan on 12th January 2020 at 22:00

No priscus they would have done the paving first.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th January 2020 at 22:54

Priscus the road is wide enough to take three lanes of traffic it just needs the white lines remarking out at the correct width

Comment by: Poet on 13th January 2020 at 08:56

The markings for the left lane surely must run parallel from the green light, otherwise that yellow bollard would be in the middle of the road.
The island needs extending a foot to the right maybe?

Comment by: PeterP on 13th January 2020 at 11:57

Up to relining the road was wide enough to take three vehicles so then all it needs is the white lines moving over.The bollard is off set and the road is wide enough at this point.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th January 2020 at 12:47

Perhaps the double yellow lines give the impression that the LH side is narrower... Bearing in mind I'm no mathmatician...

Comment by: burtspieeater on 13th January 2020 at 15:17

Quite right Veronica, the width of the left hand lane is from the kerbline to the white line. Nothing wrong with driving over the yellow lines. It looks OK to me.

Comment by: Mick on 15th January 2020 at 22:00

Its an optical illusion.

Comment by: fred on 19th January 2020 at 04:07

Why is the third lane not marked',

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