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A49 new link road

Started by: FAT MICK (1385) 

Looks like nobody likes the northern route. so here is another video heading south

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Started: 9th Jul 2020 at 06:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

That road Mick is the best thing for Wigan, since pies were invented

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 07:35

Posted by: FAT MICK (1385) 

Yes it is, I can see the cycle path also being used as a jogging track when the Wiganers who like to keep fit realize its there.
And Im sure that the Scotmans flash sailing club will also get new members, now that it can be seen from the bridge

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 08:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

I think there are more folk using the cycle path than there are motorists using the new road, it is obviously very popular

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 09:01

Posted by: PeterP (7784)

Typical council with the road markings three lanes right lane road markings to turn right onto Poolstock which is the A49. Left and middle lanes marked up A49 with T arrows.Left lane marked for straight on and left turn. Middle lane marked straight on and right turn then just before the junction changes to straight on only. Noticed two drivers completely in the wrong lane

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 09:07
Last edited by PeterP: 9th Jul 2020 at 09:11:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

PeterP

I am going to have to disagree, because the (new) road markings are right, because Poolstock Lane is actually the B5238

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 09:20

Posted by: FAT MICK (1385) 

PeterP not got a clue what he is talking about.

If the new road is slightly longer than the old route, maybe unscrupulous taxi drivers driver will use it more to increase the taxi fares

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 10:47

Posted by: PeterP (7784)

TTS why has the new road been numbered A49 when this goes through Goose Green to Wigan via the Saddle. Fat Mick look at YOUR VIDEO AT THE BEGINNING and look at the road markings and you will see what I am about.TTS So I called the B5238 the A49 it does not change the road markings are confusing.

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 11:22

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

PeterP

I think the new road is now the A49

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 11:53

Posted by: scorpion (788)

Yes the new road is the A49 now.

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 12:01

Posted by: 0 years (3959)

"If the new road is slightly longer than the old route, maybe unscrupulous taxi drivers driver will use it more to increase the taxi fares"

Or provide a better service by getting them to their destination quicker.

Also, although I haven't used a taxi for a while doesn't the clock keep ticking whilst sat in a traffic jam? If so it could be cheaper for the passenger to use the new road.

Why do some people always look for the negatives rather than the positives?

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 12:16
Last edited by 0 years: 9th Jul 2020 at 12:16:41

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5070)

0 Years

Yoo might be better off asking a taxi driver about how taxi fares work ....

The negatives about the new road are starting to depress me

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 17:06

 

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