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Started by: wigvet (3478)

SAFETY WARNING: Please be aware and take care.

The Council over the weekend have widened the footpath on Poolstock near Morton Avenue, the work being carried out under temporary traffic lights which have now been removed.
The issue now is that because of the footpath widening the Wigan bound carriageway has been reduced in width and because of this ‘narrowing’ HGV vehicle and buses coming into Wigan must cross over the white line, in the centre of the carriageway, into the face of oncoming traffic.
The carriageway markings should have been reconfigured BEFORE this road was open to traffic or at the very least temporary warning signs put in place to warn motorists of the impending danger.
Be careful if driving on Poolstock – a major hazard is now in place – rectification works are urgently needed.

FOOTNOTE: I did inform the council promptly yesterday morning; and their response? They sent someone out yesterday afternoon who attempted to ‘blacken-out’ the white lines in the centre. However, he must have used ‘liquid liquorice’ as the lines are still clearly visible! Be careful along there folks.

Replied: 23rd Feb 2021 at 07:05

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