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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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on Mon Jun 17 2019, 22:37
raymyjamie wrote: .... 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.


You're not tellin' me you'd travel all the way to Orrell, from Westhoughton, to travel south on the M6? That's, mentalism that is!


Wigan Council, a few years ago, bought a lot of agricultural land and dwelling houses, on 'compulsary purchase', for the sole purpose of creating that link-road / by-pass.
But the project was shelved and they sold all the land to builders. There's now no way through (unless they lay the road the way the cattle walks!)
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on Mon Jun 17 2019, 22:47
“You're not tellin' me you'd travel all the way to Orrell, from Westhoughton, to travel south on the M6? That's, mentalism that is!”

My point is, whilst getting on at Orrel may seem like going out of your way, the new link road would be a fast 70 mph road, with no traffic lights or town centres to negotiate.
The journey from Howfen along Atherleigh Way, East Lancs and Winwick Lane is a busy route with many stops and starts.
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on Mon Jun 17 2019, 23:01
Mentalist ! Laughing
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on Tue Jul 02 2019, 18:57
Thanks Oaplum
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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 12:25
They are widening the existing bridge and building a lane down to Poolstock, at the side of the stone wall, the bridge needs to be widened, to convert the road into a duel carriageway, but I don't know why they are moving the lane down to Poolstock, back closer to the canal ...

Over the last few years they have been doing a lot of work at that location in preparation for the new road, and I was told that when they were there about three years ago, that they were drilling and injecting grouting into the ground, so the land there must be very unstable, and a couple of years ago they extended the new gas pipe on Poolstock, under that road, which goes into Westwood at that location, by using a tunnelling technique ...
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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 13:32
I've just been past that work. The steels they've put in are not all plumb, Bob! Laughing
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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 17:10
@tonker wrote:I've just been past that work.   The steels they've put in are not all plumb, Bob!   Laughing

Doo they have to be 'plumb' though ?

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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 19:05
I would imagine they would, they are going deeeep down so, any entanglement would cause stress on the iron, plus this kind of work is tantamount to fracking and might cause quakes, Kevin has said to me that, the ground in the woods moves as they piledrive those girders down,
This could be a ploy by the yakey die race, to cut off Wales from England, have you ever thought of that, When yooo go to the meeting run by the Welsh lesbian woman, ask her is fracking allowed now ?
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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 22:03
Just a thowt (and I know what thowt did) but could they be slightly out of alignment on purpose, in order to spread the load of the road, instead of the load being concentrated in a line.
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on Sat Jul 06 2019, 23:55
when they were building the Grand white elephant, the pile driving made the Civic Centre shake and the lift tower was deemed unsafe....so in essence pile driving makes the earth move.......
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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 10:04
If you look down the route from the roundabout at Goose Green, you can see that they have started concreting the kerb stones into position, so you can now actually see the road taking shape Smile
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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 11:53
@Sir Bob wrote: .... you can now actually see the road taking shape Smile

What shape is it going to be? I do hope it's going to be triangular, as triangles are my favourite! Very Happy
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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 12:03
triangular chocolate

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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 12:52
.... that's Toblerone! Rolling Eyes
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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:42
triangular is probaby the best guess because it is a warning sign shape, and there will be lots of them, " warning traffic Jam " Very Happy
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on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:50
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They are building a wall around Worsley Mesnes, to keep all the bad uns in No
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on Tue Nov 26 2019, 19:02
Has Kevin got his name douyn for a naaaice place under t' flyover? Rolling Eyes
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on Tue Nov 26 2019, 19:07
If they make the bridges like the ones on the Mways, there will be abutments under them, almost living quarters!

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on Tue Nov 26 2019, 19:26
He's a one man demolishion squad , he's been lighting fires under that hopper where he lives, well you know what concrete does if you heat it, So he's sat there on his home made park bench supping that 7% cider and BANG, he's get a face full of concrete, God knows what damage he could do to a motorway bridge, I'll get a photo tomorrow, A49 Link Road Wigan - Page 12 3139137536
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on Tue Nov 26 2019, 19:27
Very Happy

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on Wed Nov 27 2019, 17:09
Part Two a view from the woods


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