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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 27th September, 2012)

Southgate construction


Southgate construction
The new road from Pottery road to Saddle Junction. Looking towards Pottery road from the end of Melverley Street.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F2.8)
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Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 27th September 2012 at 00:02

Slight correction: That's the end of Eleanor St - Melverly St is the other side of those houses.

Comment by: Ken R on 27th September 2012 at 00:05

Interesting photo. It is good to keep up with progress.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th September 2012 at 01:58

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

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th September 2012 at 04:01

Dave, have looked at :-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/misteroy/8000528965/in/photostream/
which shows a photo of Southgate by you on Flickr with all info!
Also looked at :-
http://www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline
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 !!

Comment by: peterp on 27th September 2012 at 07:51

hope its got proper drains and will not flood other wise yet another bodgit job

Comment by: Rev David Long on 27th September 2012 at 08:30

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.

Comment by: Peter on 27th September 2012 at 08:46

Good to see the updates dave
Is this where you were going when i saw you

Comment by: LDB on 27th September 2012 at 09:11

looks like there are a lot of drains on there

Comment by: Tony on 27th September 2012 at 09:25

The roads no good if its flooded at the end!!!!!

Comment by: Al.C. on 27th September 2012 at 10:18

I wonder how many more "improvements" there will be in the Saddle area, will they really do any good?

Comment by: Harry C. on 27th September 2012 at 12:01

Another interesting photo Dave. The Flood Alleviation Scheme doesn't appear to make a difference to the flooding around the junction.

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 27th September 2012 at 12:08

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!

Comment by: liam on 27th September 2012 at 16:55

why solve the problem of a flood under the nearby bridge when you can build a road around it.

Comment by: Terry on 27th September 2012 at 17:09

Southgate, Rev... Wallgate? Walled town? Seems the perfect name to me.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 27th September 2012 at 17:54

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.

Comment by: carol on 27th September 2012 at 20:19

How about 'saddlegate'?

Comment by: Bill on 27th September 2012 at 21:07

Lol at Rev Long!!!

Comment by: Terry on 27th September 2012 at 21:38

How about Closed Gate? Cos thats probably how the road will end up!

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 27th September 2012 at 21:43

Pearly Gates? MInd you the Saddle Junction could never be described as Heaven. More like Hell!

Comment by: Mick on 27th September 2012 at 22:11

How about floodgate

Comment by: Rev David Long on 27th September 2012 at 22:14

I'm sure you meant 'with' Rev Long, Bill. You're almost there, carol - maybe Sadgate, or Saddledgate?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th September 2012 at 22:18

Rev David, where are you living now?
Walmartgate wouldn`t mean a thing to most people but Asdagate would !!

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