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What all the cones for on the A56 bridge at Walton?


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They have been busy doing more roadworks and have a lovely hatched area on the middle of the A56 heading to Daresbury now.

 

It seems no thought to cyclists have been given, how they expect a cyclist and a lorry to fit in those lines is beyond me.

 

Why do they change road layouts that work well? :?

 

Anyway there were 2 lanes over the 'toast rack' bridge at Walton/Moore junction. Someone has decided to bring the second lane to an abrupt halt at the smallest section of the bridge, the top! :roll: But why are there all the cones and it is now one lane, I haven't seen anyone working there for at least a week now.

 

Have the cones been forgotten? :?

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Just come back that way and they have indeed made it one line with no overtaking for most of its' length and hatched boxes everywhere.

 

Should be fun when a line of traffic gets stuck behind a fully loaded Laporte tanker going up the hill and can't overtake!! :lol:

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It's all part of a Green conspiracy.

 

Having lost the arguments on the ozone layer, nuclear power and now climate change they're trying to force us out of our cars and onto their polluting, expensive, inefficient public transport by making it impossible for any of us to drive anywhere.

 

The logical flaw that if a car can't negotiate a given road in a reasonable time then a bus (even a virtually empty one!) certainly can't is no problem to those who can warn of both global warming and a coming ice age simultaneously.

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All the cones are still there, no sign of any works. This morning's tailbacks were ridiculous, I joined the queue at the Jahan restaurant :roll: . There was no sign of any hold up, just the cones!

 

Since they changed the layout along the A56, I'm forever queueing! Why don't they leave a perfectly good road alone. :(

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Well, seems the repairs on pot holes could last a long time, apart from the diversion of labour into narrowing our roads with kerbs and white lines: two HGVs and half a dozen blokes to tarmac a 2mx2m section of Longford St - why don't they either just fill the pot holes or resurface the whole road? :?

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The A56 cones were removed yesterday. The hatchings and single lane traffic has been introduced to create safe havens for motorists turning into Park Lane, Holly Hedge Lane and Hobb Lane and the houses on 'Millionaire's Row' at the top of the drag. There is also a new 50 m.p.h speed restriction between Walton lights and Daresbury. The whole package should also assist Creamfields traffic control Ausust bank holiday weekend (there are those who think it has been done for them).

Unfortunately the new situation between Walton lights and the toast rack bridge has left a serious acccident waiting to happen. Travelling from Warrington the dual carriageway ends in two lanes by the first set of lights and after the second lights narrows to one lane in the 200 or so metres to the top of the bridge (where the cones have just been removed from). Only indication of the road narrowing from two lanes to one are a couple of on road arrows which will not be seen in two lines of heavy traffic. Inevitable cutting in from right to left lane close to or on the bridge - have alredy winced at some close shaves Friday teatime while waiting for green signal to turn to Moore.

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and the houses on 'Millionaire's Row' at the top of the drag.

 

Why do they call it that, average prices are only about ?600k? :roll:

 

The whole package should also assist Creamfields traffic control Ausust bank holiday weekend (there are those who think it has been done for them).

 

Hmmm, makes sense!

 

Unfortunately the new situation between Walton lights and the toast rack bridge has left a serious acccident waiting to happen. Only indication of the road narrowing from two lanes to one are a couple of on road arrows which will not be seen in two lines of heavy traffic. Inevitable cutting in from right to left lane close to or on the bridge - have alredy winced at some close shaves Friday teatime while waiting for green signal to turn to Moore.

 

Completely agree with the lack of signage the two lanes should also have merged where they did originally.

 

There are two lanes to get the traffic out of Warrington, everyone will now queue in lane 1. People always seem surprised that people use lane 2, that is what it is there for. (To keep the traffic flowing). This also happens at the right turn to Daresbury labs, eveyone queues in lane 1, blocking the road, I wish they'd use both and merge after the turn. :roll:

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Now have a sign on left grass verge (travelling from town) indicating single lane ahead. Still problem of filtering in from right lane before crest of bridge.

Large houses on left at top of the drag known locally (and by estate agents) as 'Millionaires' Row' for as long as I can remember (thankfully still a long time) and has nothing to do with property values - each house was built in one acre in the 1930s (part of the Elms Estate) and first owners were known to be rich. Smallest of the houses was built for ?500 for England wicket keeper George Duckworth out of his Lancs CC benefit circa 1935. Now our new Warrington South MP lives on the Row !!

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