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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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Wed May 15 2019, 18:00
@tonker wrote:The crane driver normally works for Barclay's as a bank manager. He's doing the Smithy Brook bridge job 'on the side while the bank's shut'!

Oooh !!!!

They have been piddling about at the Goose Green end of the project too, next to the roundabout Smile
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Thu May 16 2019, 06:25
I have been told the road will be closed the entire bank holiday weekend, and the beams will be lifted during the daytime... with work to secure them done at the same time. It sounds like a massive undertaking.
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Thu May 16 2019, 09:05
@Cadfael wrote:I have been told the road will be closed the entire bank holiday weekend, and the beams will be lifted during the daytime... with work to secure them done at the same time.  It sounds like a massive undertaking.

It sounds like they want to get it all done at the same time, so that they don't have to close Poolstock Lane again, which makes me think that they may be laying the decking on the bridge beams and concreting that into place, at the same time they concrete the bridge beams into the bridge supports, which does sound like a big job in a small time scale.
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Thu May 16 2019, 13:01
they are preparing the entrance at the warrington road end, I assume for the crane and beams to be delivered,
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Thu May 16 2019, 13:07
oaplum wrote:they are preparing the entrance at the warrington road end, I assume for the crane and beams to be delivered,

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Thu May 16 2019, 14:15
oaplum wrote:they are preparing the entrance at the warrington road end, I assume for the crane and beams to be delivered,

That is for ground work, the beams are being lifted directly from Poolstock Lane. There will be a guarded site 4 at Warrington Road.
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Thu May 16 2019, 15:07
@Cadfael wrote:
oaplum wrote:they are preparing the entrance at the warrington road end, I assume for the crane and beams to be delivered,

That is for ground work, the beams are being lifted directly from Poolstock Lane.  There will be a guarded site 4 at Warrington Road.

Yes that seems to be a more sensible explanation Very Happy

I got a letter from Jones Bros today saying the same has what you said, that Poolstock Lane will be closed until midnight on Monday the 27th Smile
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Thu May 16 2019, 15:29
yes that makes perfect sense, A49 Link Road Wigan - Page 11 709307421
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Fri May 17 2019, 19:10
They have started work good and proper at the Warrington Road end of the site, because yesterday and today there have been machines driving up and down the old railway line in between Sniffy Brook and Warrington Road and today I witnessed them opening some gates in the boarded off temporary path in between Worsley Mesnes and St Pauls Avenue and a bloody big Earth Mover came driving through them ...
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Fri May 17 2019, 19:20
So have they shut the path off now ? Its a handy little cut through that, Crying or Very sad
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Fri May 17 2019, 21:51
oaplum wrote:So have they shut the path off now ? Its a handy little cut through that,  Crying or Very sad

Tha'sta'tgooaut'road raaaaaind! Very Happy
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Fri May 17 2019, 21:57
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Fri May 17 2019, 22:44
oaplum wrote:So have they shut the path off now ? Its a handy little cut through that,  Crying or Very sad

Not yet, but they originally said it would be closed in April 2019 for a period of weeks, but it will happen, but what happens there when the road has been built, I can't see them leaving a crossing there, but there is going to be a crossing near to the roundabout, so I presume folk will have to walk down towards the roundabout, before they can cross the road and then they will have to walk back up to where the path goes to St Pauls
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Sat May 18 2019, 00:49
@Sir Bob wrote:
@Cadfael wrote:I have been told the road will be closed the entire bank holiday weekend, and the beams will be lifted during the daytime... with work to secure them done at the same time.  It sounds like a massive undertaking.

It sounds like they want to get it all done at the same time, so that they don't have to close Poolstock Lane again, which makes me think that they may be laying the decking on the bridge beams and concreting that into place, at the same time they concrete the bridge beams into the bridge supports, which does sound like a big job in a small time scale.

They are just putting slabs between the beams whilst the road is closed, they have only just completed this work on the canal, but because this is a busy road they are doing it right away for health and safety reason. They do not want men working up there with traffic below them. The actual cementing in place will be done in the next few weeks.

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Sat May 18 2019, 11:35
@Cadfael wrote:
@Sir Bob wrote:
@Cadfael wrote:I have been told the road will be closed the entire bank holiday weekend, and the beams will be lifted during the daytime... with work to secure them done at the same time.  It sounds like a massive undertaking.

It sounds like they want to get it all done at the same time, so that they don't have to close Poolstock Lane again, which makes me think that they may be laying the decking on the bridge beams and concreting that into place, at the same time they concrete the bridge beams into the bridge supports, which does sound like a big job in a small time scale.

They are just putting slabs between the beams whilst the road is closed, they have only just completed this work on the canal, but because this is a busy road they are doing it right away for health and safety reason.  They do not want men working up there with traffic below them.  The actual cementing in place will be done in the next few weeks.


Yes that is what I thought and maybe instead of concreting over the beams, they may not do that, just apply a thin screed of cement ....
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Sat May 18 2019, 21:46
the good news is the path from St Pauls to Worsley Mesnes is still open for now,  I'm hoping that it will stay open till the bridge over the brook is complete and they reinstate the path that was there or there abouts before  they shut the path  from St Pauls to Worsley Mesnes, because as Sir Bob says, Once that shuts they will not make a walk way over the Link road so, there will be no way i can get to Wigan without using a main road, and that makes a mockery of the, " lets get people using cycles and walk ways instead of cars" project,
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Sat May 18 2019, 22:14
They reckoned the new link road will cut traffic queues by allowing traffic to flow freely into Wigan. But, they've defeated the object already by planning to put a 'toucan crossing' immediately where the new road branches off from that island at the bottom of Little Lane!
The cars will be queuing on Warrington Road while people stop the traffic to cross the new road there instead of walking a few yards and crossing on the footpath.
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Sat May 18 2019, 22:38
defeating the object should become the middle name for Wigan Council, they would expect me to take the cycle lane along the new road, which would involve me cycling 7 miles to get 2 miles sucking in volumes of exhaust gasses,
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Sun May 19 2019, 12:21
All gone now Tom, its gone, gone to meet its maker  No  

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Wed May 22 2019, 18:01
big beam just gone down Poolstock Lane, I assume he's going to westwood end of works, scratch
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Mon Jun 17 2019, 10:11
Town hall bosses are facing a longer wait than expected to hear whether they will receive cash for a major infrastructure project.

A bid for around £132m to help bring forward schemes to complete a borough-wide link between the M6 and M61 is still with central government.


Submitted earlier this year, the council had hoped to have been given an indication on the application’s fate this month.


https://www.wigantoday.net/news/politics/wigan-council-faces-delay-in-verdict-being-reached-on-cash-bid-for-link-road-project-1-9825028
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Mon Jun 17 2019, 18:07
Why on Earth do they want a link to the M61?

The M61 goes from the M62 to the M65, with nothing inbetween that could be worth spending £182 million on getting to!

Anybody wanting to get to Manchester can use the M6 - M62 or the East Lancs Road.
Anybody wanting to get to Preston or Blackburn can use the M6 - M65.

Anybody wanting to get to Bolton can change their mind and go somewhere else! Rolling Eyes
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Mon Jun 17 2019, 21:43
lots of people want to go to Bolton, I saw this bolton native once with a big parrot on his shoulder, I said, " where did you get that..........................................." but it got deleted, Very Happy
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Mon Jun 17 2019, 22:26
“Why on Earth do they want a link to the M61?”

I think it would depend to where on the M6 the road connected.
I think if it ran from Chequerbent to say Orrel, it could act as a bypass for Westhoughton, Hindley and Ince, that A577 road is supposedly the most congested in Wigan Metro.
Also, if I want to travel South on the M6, I have to get on the East Lancashire Rd, come off at Lane Head, then along Winwick Lane, it’s a fiddly journey.
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