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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by fras » Sun Mar 21, 2021 17:47

The shock news today is that the new Congleton Link Road entry point at the west end off the A534 has NSL signs up !!

Compare this with the A555 dual carriageway that is 50 mph over all of the new section.

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Carrington Relief Road

Post by jackal » Mon Mar 29, 2021 16:09

This is a proposed bypass of Carrington for the A6144, to extend west from the end of the Carrington Spur (former A6144(M)). A number of options have now been whittled down to so-called online and offline options:

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In fact both are largely offline from the existing A6144, utilising the "A1 Route" of the nearby refinery site (the dead straight section). The difference between the routes is how they get between the A1 Route and Carrington Spur. Design speed is 70kph for a 40mph speed limit. Costs are rather high for little over 2 miles of basic S2:

"The overall estimated capital cost of the scheme is £34m. Whilst the scheme has
received grant allocations of £6.0m and £8.4m from the Growth Deal fund and
Housing Infrastructure Fund respectively these go only part of the way towards the
total cost. Further contributions from forthcoming developments amount to
approximately £2.8m and the Council has now set out a funding strategy for
addressing the residual funding gap from other developments."

Website: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/t ... -Road.aspx
Council report: https://democratic.trafford.gov.uk/docu ... Report.pdf
Local press story: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... n-19958116

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Re: Carrington Relief Road

Post by fras » Mon Mar 29, 2021 19:40

Isn't there a thread on this already ? Or am I dreaming ?

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Re: Carrington Relief Road

Post by jervi » Mon Mar 29, 2021 21:03

fras wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 19:40
Isn't there a thread on this already ? Or am I dreaming ?
yes

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34473&p=1174049&hil ... d#p1174049

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by ravenbluemoon » Mon Mar 29, 2021 23:05

Mod Note: I've merged the Carrington Relief Road thread into here as there's been a bit of discussion about it already. If it becomes a significant talking point then it can be split of again if necessary
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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Runwell » Tue Mar 30, 2021 23:36

After three years, the junction revamp in Colchester on Ipswich Road/Cowdray Avenue junction is due to be complete inside the next few days.

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by wrinkly » Thu May 20, 2021 00:39

wrinkly wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 13:00
Work starts on new link from M62 J19 to Heywood

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/s ... s-project/
Video of construction ... with skylark song towards the end!

https://youtu.be/x2ONMvP_h_Q

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Big L » Sat Jul 17, 2021 19:22

New roundabout under construction for new housing on the A449 just at the north end of Penkridge.
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Looks like the switch to using half of the roundabout is reasonably imminent.
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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by GeekyJames » Mon Aug 23, 2021 22:29

Not sure where to post this but East Sussex County Council are planning on some A22 "improvements" i.e. traffic lights at lots of roundabouts between Hailsham & Eastbourne. Link to consultation:

https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/ ... rovements/

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Fluid Dynamics » Tue Aug 31, 2021 21:35

GeekyJames wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 22:29
Not sure where to post this but East Sussex County Council are planning on some A22 "improvements" i.e. traffic lights at lots of roundabouts between Hailsham & Eastbourne. Link to consultation:

https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/ ... rovements/
The eastern A22/A27 roundabout is Highways England’s responsibility surely?

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by haymansafc » Wed Sep 01, 2021 18:52

Reaseheath College on the A51, just north of Nantwich, is receiving a small bypass which is set to open next February.

Information can be found here.

The last time I passed by here, groundworks were already taking place off the roundabout (former A500, which became the A51 Nantwich bypass) but little else had happened. It seems things have progressed quite significantly since then.

Other than to serve as an additional route for the new housing estate going up there, I don't see the point of this as it serves no benefit for through-traffic that I can see. In my opinion, the villages of Alpraham, Clotton and Duddon further north along the A51 have needed bypassing for years. :?
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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by brummie_rob » Thu Sep 02, 2021 00:50

It's meant to bypass the cottages along the current A51 but there isn't that many along that stretch. The main purpose and I think this is developer funded is to serve the Kingsbourne estate and it will certainly be quicker to access than going through Nantwich itself (which should shut up some of the naysayers of the estate). I'm curious how much time it will shave off given I will be using it to commute down to J16 from said estate.

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Rillington » Thu Sep 02, 2021 19:10

One to mention which was recently completed is the bypass of Langlands Garden Centre at Shiptonthorpe in East Yorkshire.

What they really should have done was to build the previously proposed full southern bypass of Shiptonthorpe as a dual carriageway, thereby converting the entire section of the A1079 between Hayton and the A164 roundabout into a dual carriageway.

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Rillington » Sun Sep 05, 2021 19:12

Out of interest, does anyone know why that two mile stretch of the A1079 east of Hayton was turned into a dual carriageway, and why it was just those two miles.

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Re: Local Road Projects

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by c2R » Mon Nov 29, 2021 09:36

Legislation for The Borough Council of Calderdale (A629, Southern Section, Halifax) (Highway Improvements) (West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, Phase 1b) (Calder and Hebble Navigation Bridge) Scheme 2020 Confirmation Instrument 2021 published: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/1317/note/made
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Post by Glenn A » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:26

The Grizebeck Improvement on the A595, which will replace a hazardous stretch of road that passes through a farm yard, will finally start in the autumn of 2023. Otherwise on the western side of Cumbria nothing, as the main project in the county will be dualling the A66 from Penrith to Scotch Corner and a southern by pass of Carlisle( both to start in 2023).

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by KeithW » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:14

Rillington wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 19:12
Out of interest, does anyone know why that two mile stretch of the A1079 east of Hayton was turned into a dual carriageway, and why it was just those two miles.
Just a guess but the sight lines at the Thorpe Le Street Junction with the A1079 were bad for traffic heading to York and the road had a poor safety record.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.88612 ... 8192?hl=en

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by danfw194 » Fri Dec 10, 2021 13:50

Bypass for Melton gets green light after £18 million in Government funding is secured

A step in the right direction, but this is only for the Southern leg of the bypass. In isolation that would only scratch the surface of the issues experienced in Melton, this needs to be in conjunction with the north and east leg too, so fingers crossed there is positive news on that leg in 2022. I don't have any figures to back up my theory but I highly suspect the majority of through traffic in Melton is A607>A607 and A606>A606. The southern bypass alone wouldn't really alleviate any of that through traffic at all. Again, anecdotal as opposed to data driven, but I live at the bottom end of the A607 north of Leicester, and I would bet that a large amount of the 'light' traffic between North Leicester and Oakham takes the unclassified 'as the crow flies' route rather than classified route A607 and A606 through Melton. I can attest that it's much quicker than trundling through Melton (Edit: quicker at any vaguely busy time, probably equal at a quiet time).

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Re: Local Road Projects

Post by Rillington » Fri Dec 10, 2021 14:58

KeithW wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:14
Rillington wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 19:12
Out of interest, does anyone know why that two mile stretch of the A1079 east of Hayton was turned into a dual carriageway, and why it was just those two miles.
Just a guess but the sight lines at the Thorpe Le Street Junction with the A1079 were bad for traffic heading to York and the road had a poor safety record.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.88612 ... 8192?hl=en
You might be right, and the road in general has always had a poor safety record.

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