Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 25th August, 2012)
Photo: Colin Harlow (Kodak CX7330)
Why did they close it ?
This should ease the traffic flow slightly should have never been shut in 1st place
Tidy site – barriers upright, signs to direct pedestrians, cones to direct traffic – well done Wigan Council as contractor
Compare that with the private contractors similar attempt on Saddle junction – barriers on floor, confusing signs, mis-direction of pedestrians, trip hazards abound, no maintenance at weekend, take a look over Bank Holiday weekend you will see what I mean - a claimants paradise!
There will an accident.
Why Mick...I agree with peterp, it must be better.
Accidents happen everywhere. It's got to be better. But why one way?
Leslie before anyone coming from ince wanting to turn left had to wait for traffic turning right at traffic lights now if possible can feed down the reopened road
Nice colourful picture anyway.! glad I don`t drive.
You don't know what your missing, Jean. Thanks for all your comments.
There will be accidents because its a road junction and the people coming out of it will be speeding and not giving way the the traffic on the main road.
I agree - should never have been closed - it is a give way and people should observe that as they should at all give ways. There are worse give ways than this. If they are not careful drivers an accident could happen at any give way. Time will tell anyway. When turning left when the traffic lights are on green and you are in the left hand lane, don't you have to give way now anyway?
Pity you can't drive Jean,you could have driven up to Wigan and seen all the sights for yourself and i'm sure all the people on this site would be happy to show you round our wonderful town and it's surrounding countryside.
I'm not sure how much good this will do for the traffic flow towards Wigan. It will help traffic turning right from Warrington Lane onto Darlington Street East, and that going straight on, as traffic wishing to turn left gets stuck after Sovereign Street and holds up the outside lane at the lights. The situation has been exacerbated since they redesigned the access to the car park at the junction up the road and left from here. An extra set of lights has been installed for vehicles accessing the car park, and they cause traffic to bank up across this re-opened junction, so traffic will be unable to enter the stream here anyway. We shall see.
In 1959, that triangle of grass in front of the photographer, was a ladies hardressers. Where the pic was taken from was about where my living room was in the ground floor flat behind. Front doors on Darlington St (No72) & Sovereign Rd (No3)....We had just got married & that was our first home together, (still together 53 years later)
Didn't stay there long tho'..;o)
Its working! The only snag now is that the lights at the junction with Darlington St only let three cars through at a time. (Towards Scholes) If a cars turning right toward Ince, you can be there all day!
Metro take note.
I passed through the junction twice yesterday - coming and going to St Mary's on Warrington Road. On our way in I saw a number of cars coming from Lower Ince who hadn't noticed the new route was open, and were then turning left at the lights, despite the sign saying that was now a forbidden manoeuvre. On our way out we went straight on towards Scholes - by the looks of it there will eventually be a lane for straight on, and another for the right turn. I think, Gary, that the lights have yet to be programmed fully.