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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st March, 2021)

Road to Nowhere


Road to Nowhere
Taken on the new bypass from Westwood to Warrington Road.

Photo: David Kelly  (iPhone)
Views: 1,693

Comment by: James Hanson on 1st March 2021 at 00:24

It goes to the A49 at Goose Green.

Comment by: Garry on 1st March 2021 at 04:33

The problem with timber fencing will it can looked after and treated or will they get stolen.
Looks nice though.

Comment by: Poet on 1st March 2021 at 07:08

A brilliant if dystopian picture David . A good cover for a great book . From the age of Big Brother , from the age of the Thought Police , from a dead man ..... greetings .

Comment by: PeterP on 1st March 2021 at 08:16

While they are messing about with Poolstock I am surprised the road is not busier

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 1st March 2021 at 08:53

Looks lonely and chilly!

Comment by: Anne on 1st March 2021 at 09:10

What is the purpose of fencing on that particular road?

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2021 at 09:52

Another road to add to the confusion! ( for me anyway...)

Comment by: Mick on 1st March 2021 at 11:08

Anne the fences are to try and stop all the mentally ill young locals from jumping over the edge.
Peter P Wigan council have put in very smooth wheelchair friendly footpaths.

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 1st March 2021 at 11:13

Anne
It looks like it protects anyone passing under the road at Poolstock Lane and also anyone on the shared path alongside.

Comment by: Garry on 1st March 2021 at 12:00

My post this morning don't make sense. I hope the new fence gets looked after and treated and hope no one steals them.
I must not have too many sherrys at that time in the morning.

Comment by: Angela on 1st March 2021 at 12:22

The fencing is an acoustic barrier to protect wildlife & residents from noise

Comment by: f on 1st March 2021 at 13:21

Progress is a stark and heavy brick ,
Smashing through the pane , with noise with it ,Not a country lane with meandering charm ,
that softens all cold edges , like a warm hug arm .
No .
This is A to B, and nothing less ,
A road with hobnailed boots and it’s called Pr...!

Comment by: daveyboy on 1st March 2021 at 15:19

also known as the wigan Nurburgring race track, i think they come from all over to race on it

Comment by: John Banks on 1st March 2021 at 16:00

Great road better than going down Poolstock Lane should have been done 20 years early.

Comment by: Roy on 1st March 2021 at 17:13

Correct ANGELA, attenuation fencing.

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