Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 27th September, 2012)
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F2.8)
Slight correction: That's the end of Eleanor St - Melverly St is the other side of those houses.
Interesting photo. It is good to keep up with progress.
Nice to see progress happening!!! Hope the residents are coping ok!!! I can remember when the M6 was being constructed down the road from our house, us kids had a great time running down one side and up the other. Lots of fun!!!! So long as the workers didn't catch us!!!! What an amazing thing when it was finished, then we moved to Australia and anyone will tell you Adelaide roads are rubbish!!! Patchwork quilts!!! Cheers
Dave, have looked at :-
which shows a photo of Southgate by you on Flickr with all info!
Also looked at :-
which shows a progress photo of Southgate with 23 comments.
Didn`t know about this new road until the name of it was decided recently !!
hope its got proper drains and will not flood other wise yet another bodgit job
Why Southgate? Not very imaginative - and even if it does lead to the A49 and the way South, it also leads to signs to take you through Beech Hill to the A49 going North.
Good to see the updates dave
Is this where you were going when i saw you
looks like there are a lot of drains on there
The roads no good if its flooded at the end!!!!!
I wonder how many more "improvements" there will be in the Saddle area, will they really do any good?
Another interesting photo Dave. The Flood Alleviation Scheme doesn't appear to make a difference to the flooding around the junction.
FACT: The company who won this scheme undercut the other contractors by over £200,000!
A massive amount to leave ‘on the table’ in a very competitive market
PS Bet the estimator who priced the scheme for the company doesn’t work there anymore!
why solve the problem of a flood under the nearby bridge when you can build a road around it.
Southgate, Rev... Wallgate? Walled town? Seems the perfect name to me.
OK, Terry, if they'd chosen a name linked to the town in some way, or if we already had North-, East-, and Westgate. Apart from Standishgate there is a theme to the -gates we already have - they relate to historical features of the town: Millgate, Hallgate, Wallgate, Churchgate, Marketgate. Given its position, and the propensity for flooding thereabouts, why not Watergate? Or they could have attracted commercial sponsorship for the construction by calling it Walmartgate.
How about 'saddlegate'?
Lol at Rev Long!!!
How about Closed Gate? Cos thats probably how the road will end up!
Pearly Gates? MInd you the Saddle Junction could never be described as Heaven. More like Hell!
How about floodgate
I'm sure you meant 'with' Rev Long, Bill. You're almost there, carol - maybe Sadgate, or Saddledgate?
Rev David, where are you living now?
Walmartgate wouldn`t mean a thing to most people but Asdagate would !!