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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 17th March, 2022)

Highway to Hell

Highway to Hell
New link road, Poolstock.

Photo: Mike Lavin  (iPhone)
Views: 1,920

Comment by: Dave lewis on 17th March 2022 at 00:33

Nice pic Mick, I'm led to believe boy racers use this annoying the locals, I've used this road and it's a great short cut to Wigan, I can only pray that the authorities sort out the people who treat this like a race track before someone gets hurt.

Comment by: Mick on 17th March 2022 at 07:12

Its a lovely road with some nice views of Scotsman Flash and beyond, now the old road into Wigan can be redesigned to make it safer for motorist, pedestrians and cyclist.
Well done to who ever was in charge of the construction.

Comment by: PeterP on 17th March 2022 at 07:54

Road to no where

Comment by: DTease on 17th March 2022 at 09:07

What a great place for racing formula one mobility scooters! Or even Santa Pod Mobility Scooter drag races and time trials! It’s even got Armco for the visually challenged among us to bounce off. Someone would have to provide convenient Conveniences though. Too much excitement does funny things to us geriatrics!

Comment by: James Hanson on 17th March 2022 at 09:50

Mick, how can you say it's "a short cut to Wigan", when it's half a mile further, if you want to get to Wigan from Winstanley?

Comment by: Joan on 17th March 2022 at 12:20

James Mick never mentioned any short cuts

Comment by: Ang on 17th March 2022 at 12:24

It's a shortcut timewise, beats sitting on Wallgate.

Comment by: DerekB on 17th March 2022 at 13:38

Every time I go along it I am surprised how little it appears to be used, and has been since it was opened.

Comment by: Tom on 17th March 2022 at 13:50

Great photo of the new drag strip Mike

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th March 2022 at 14:17

Mick never said it was a short-cut to Wigan. That was mentioned by a different person.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 17th March 2022 at 14:27

What do you mean, 'Highway to Hell' ?

Have yoo been listening to too much AC/DC you silly sausage !

That road is the most wonderful thing, which has ever happened in Wigan.

Comment by: Joseph on 17th March 2022 at 14:59

I do my run along this stretch most days I agree it isn't the busiest but it has great views.

Comment by: PeterP on 17th March 2022 at 15:13

Sir Bob do you mean we can get away from Wigan centre quicker?

Comment by: James Hanson on 17th March 2022 at 19:30

I see now, it was Dave Lewis who said it. But it would just be up Mick's street to say something daft like that.

Comment by: e on 17th March 2022 at 21:36

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair,
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light..

Wherever you want to be, or however you want to dream it..

Comment by: . Ozy . on 17th March 2022 at 22:32

Its only taken me fifty years, but I never realised until I googled it just now that the word colitas in the context of its meaning in the song Hotel California ......
.....( although it can have several other meanings evidently ) ....refers to the aroma of marijuana.

Every day is a schoolday I guess.

Cheers e.

Comment by: Ray on 17th March 2022 at 22:46

A few weeks back, having been to NatWest and Galloways in Wigan,
my next call was Sainsburys at Marus Bridge, so i entered this new road
and when I got to the end of it , I was near Little Lane/Goose Green Club.
It had took me away from my destination. Next time I will go via the original route......Via Poolstock.
Next time I will go via the original route....via Poolstock.

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