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on Tue Sep 27 2016, 11:26
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The Goose Green to Westwood Park Link Road, is due to start construction soon and I know that Tomplum is really looking forward to work on the new road starting and mac said in another topic that they have been pegging out for the road bridge over the stream, so this is a plan of the new road, which has been made by a company called Tekla Smile

Sniffy Brook Bridge
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Entire Road
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https://www.tekla.com/uk/bim-awards/a49-link-road


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on Wed Nov 27 2019, 18:30
Nice one. Smile

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on Wed Nov 27 2019, 19:43
Good work, Mester Tom
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on Wed Nov 27 2019, 21:02
Thank you Mester Corky, I must say they are making good progress, Its only just 1 year since it was started, all the bridges are in and concreted and once they get one carriageway up and running, the rest will get done quicker,
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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 09:45
Then we wait and see. Mind, the traffic in Poolstock has been (deliberately?) slow moving in recent weeks, so it will look like it's working for a bit. Let's see how many roundabouts and/or traffic lights are installed. I can see one is needed is all....And that's debatable

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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 10:05
Good report that Tom A49 Link Road Wigan - Page 13 709307421
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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 10:10
Those cones you were talking about, might have something to do with the idiots who keep racing around those roundabouts at night.
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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 11:56
I have inside info about the wheel drifters, the cops have stopped them, If they are caught from now on, they will confiscate their cars, they have been warned,
Kevin hangs out with them, he's appointed himself as their judge, he gives them a score depending on the driving ability and the winner awards Kevin with a cash Bribe award, Very Happy
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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 12:00
Very Happy

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on Thu Nov 28 2019, 21:29
Well racing on the highway is a separate serious offence Shocked
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on Tue Dec 17 2019, 22:42
They are going to be fettling the Smiffy Brook Road junction on Warrington Road, a £1.4 million pound development, aren't we lucky that TFGM is spending all that money on us Smile

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/plans-improve-major-wigan-junction-17435424?fbclid=IwAR0TkiOROV6Nx_uX8FbfxSva7aGmAC0Uyu5eGyTLYo7ohqtpVwGpXTV9FZc

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on Tue Dec 17 2019, 23:06
LUCKY ? they made a right bollicks of marus bridge,
1. the hawkley hall dwellers could not get home,
2. the highfield grange dwellers faced on coming traffic at breakneck speed
3, the alterations meant, its the only juntion in the WORLD where motorists turning left on a green light have to give way to yoooo turners
4. pedestrians have to plan ahead by another 15 minutes to cross the road from any direction
5. Poolstock lane residents have standing traffic outside their homes all day long

If thats lucky, yooo can keep it mate, No
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on Tue Dec 17 2019, 23:39
In Mora, there's a crossroads with a pedestrian crossing right next to it.  When the light changes to green, for traffic turning right, the pedestrian crossing light simultaneously turns to the green man.  You can be stopped at the lights, waiting to turn right, and you can see women waiting at the crossing, nattering to each other.  As soon as your light changes, and you pull away, they step straight out in front of you without looking!

THIS IS IT !  press the 'forward arrow' a couple of times and imagine you're turning right, but keep your eye open for a bloke in a red jumper!!


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on Wed Dec 18 2019, 19:03
@tonker wrote:In Mora, there's a crossroads with a pedestrian crossing right next to it.  When the light changes to green, for traffic turning right, the pedestrian crossing light simultaneously turns to the green man.  You can be stopped at the lights, waiting to turn right, and you can see women waiting at the crossing, nattering to each other.  As soon as your light changes, and you pull away, they step straight out in front of you without looking!

THIS IS IT !  press the 'forward arrow' a couple of times and imagine you're turning right, but keep your eye open for a bloke in a red jumper!!

Why are they driving on the wrong side of the road ?
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on Fri Dec 20 2019, 10:57
Tom

Here,,, have a look at this.

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/News/Articles/2019/December/Have-your-say-on-major-junction-improvements.aspx

Tell them what you think, that it is a load of crap, because yoo are a cyclist, so you are in a position to comment about these matters.
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on Sat Dec 21 2019, 15:44
of course I am entitled, I'm a cyclist, yes I am also a motorist and a pedestrian and when I get enough money, I'll be a drone pilot as well,

any road here's the workings of the road as of today,


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on Sat Dec 21 2019, 21:28
Good report Tom, they finished at dinnertime yesterday, and that sound barrier is I think a safety barrier, because the foundations for each of those metal posts was drilled by one of those crane type drills, and each hole is about 20ft deep, I think it is if a wagon goes around the corner from the roundabout on to the new road too fast and crashes off the road, that safety barrier will keep the wagon on the road, instead of it careering into the houses on the estate there, the soundproof fence, will be something like the acoustic fencing which is on Southgate, which shields Melverley Street from the noise of Southgate and it is about twice as tall as that fence, which I think is a safety barrier, and the footpath/cycleway is a Multi User Footway Very Happy

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on Sat Dec 21 2019, 21:52
do yoo know how pedestrians and cyclists will cross over the new road, someone walking from skew bridge and wanting to get to St Pauls ? that roundabout will be bizzy so I cannot imagine they will want traffic lights on it, I thought maybe a foot bridge will be installed, wadda yooo fink ? A49 Link Road Wigan - Page 13 2027234125
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on Sat Dec 21 2019, 22:20
It will be the same as Skew Bridge in that yoo will have to cross the road, to get across the new road, the same way you have to cross the road at Skew Bidge, to walk under the railway bridge, or risk crossing the new road, which lets face it will upon opening become the busiest road in Wigan, so yoo will use the existing Toocan Crossing, just before the roun da bout and then cross back over at the Sniffy Brook Junction, which will resemble the crazy golf course at the Saddle Junction.

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on Sat Dec 21 2019, 22:30
remember, this is Wigan, they messed Marus Bridge up BIG TIME, I sincerely hope the same planning team are not involved, and here's why,

that new island at Goose green, is too small, a FBW ( effin Big Wagon ) will stuggle getting round and its a duel cabbage way so two FBW's side by side is going to be a problem, They have all that space to the left at the blocked off Little lane, why did they not make it bigger ? because we have idiots planning for us, God help us all, Crying or Very sad
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on Fri Jan 10 2020, 19:20
Brilliant that Tom, and it looks like it is going to be a roller coaster of a ride past the flashes, and I presume that they have dipped the road there to minimalise the impact of the road on the flashes area, and it doesn't seem to have taken them long to construct the extension to New Lion Bridge at the Chapel Lane end, I bet yoo did not know it was called that Smile
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on Fri Jan 10 2020, 19:31
Good video as ever. Do 50+ and you will get a take off San fransisco style.

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on Fri Jan 10 2020, 19:39
you're right Sir Bob, I did not know it was called that,  I will include that information in my next progress report,  Very Happy
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on Fri Jan 10 2020, 21:49
I will say this and that road will be quite a scenic road, with it's up and down view of sailing boats on the flash, and the view down towards the rest of the flashes Smile
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