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Bends in the A49 - Geograph - 1230306.jpg
Bends in the A49
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Wigan saddle.JPG
The Saddle Junction, Wigan
Boars Head - Geograph - 47913.jpg
Boars Head
A49 spur, Winwick - Geograph - 28900.jpg
A49 spur, Winwick
A49, Winwick, near Warrington - Geograph - 27314.jpg
A49, Winwick, near Warrington
Railway and Roundabout - Geograph - 382337.jpg
Railway and Roundabout
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A49 near Weston, Shropshire. Heading south
A49 & A577, Wigan - Coppermine - 17276.jpg
A49 & A577, Wigan

Thought I'd have a go at my first POTM entry here.

Taken in February 2008, this was taken at the A49 / A577 junction in Wigan. I thought I'd go for the contrast of varying features here, particularly with the old signposts and traffic lights.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 19, 2008 by Nicholas
A49 at King's Thorn 1 - Geograph - 1715310.jpg
A49 at King's Thorn 1
A49 at King's Thorn 2 - Geograph - 1715311.jpg
A49 at King's Thorn 2
Bales on their way to the farm - Geograph - 964069.jpg
Bales on their way to the farm
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3877.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

Once again, one side of the carriageway is reduced to one lane permanently.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - Coppermine - 3872.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan

Going past Sca Packaging and Total Fitness.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - Coppermine - 3871.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan

Approaching M6 J25.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3864.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

Saddle Junction isn't as simple as it looks...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3863.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

Traffic from the other side joins us. And here's a 'get into lane' sign.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3862.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

Approaching the first turn of the gyratory, this for Robin Park Road, Asda and Frith Street/Stadium Way.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3860.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

The A571 towards St. Helens turns off here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3859.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

The dual carriageway starts here at Little Lane traffic lights.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3858.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

The other side of the road to the closed off road. The turn on this carriageway is closed off too.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3857.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

After the turns for Robin Park Road, Asda and Frith Street/Stadium Way is this split - mainly for traffic coming from Asda, B&Q or the JJB Stadium to turn round towards Ashton and St. Helens.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan - Coppermine - 3856.jpg
A49 Saddle Junction, Wigan

As we leave Saddle Junction, the road tightly turns and squeezes underneath another railway bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Wallgate, Wigan - Coppermine - 3855.jpg
A49 Wallgate, Wigan

The A49 splits in two here while the two roads are separated by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The road on the southern bank is Pottery Road, while the northern bank continues with Wallgate.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Wallgate, Wigan - Coppermine - 3854.jpg
A49 Wallgate, Wigan

On Seven Stars Bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Wallgate, Wigan - Coppermine - 3853.jpg
A49 Wallgate, Wigan

Wallgate carries on into the town centre, and regains the road in the other direction after Wigan Pier.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3845.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

Near St. Paul's Avenue and St. Paul's Church, you can see this dual carriageway has no central barrier. Something this road shares in common with the A329(M).

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3844.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

Approaching Little Lane traffic lights, here's an unused road on the left...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3842.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

After the traffic lights, the dual carriageway ends.

The houses to the right will be demolished to make way for the controversial A5225 expressway in the next few years or so. There will be a diamond junction here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan - Coppermine - 3841.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Goose Green, Wigan

Narrow railway bridge over Warrington Road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 27, 2005 by antster1983
A49, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield - Coppermine - 3619.jpg
A49, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Through the leafy Jubilee Parks

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn - Coppermine - 3618.jpg
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn

Approaching the bridge over the railway line, going into Bryn.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn - Coppermine - 3616.jpg
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn

Approaching Bryn Cross, with the B5207.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn - Coppermine - 3615.jpg
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn

Going down Rose Hill towards Landgate.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn - Coppermine - 3614.jpg
A49, Wigan Road, Bryn

Approaching the M6 J25 spur roundabout, and there's the new statue welcoming visitors to the town.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49, M6 J25 spur roundabout - Coppermine - 3613.jpg
A49, M6 J25 spur roundabout

The roundabout with the spur from M6 J25. The statue is called 'Spirit of Wigan', designed by local artist Clare Bigger. It 'depicts a central archway with three figures representing the strength and optimism of the borough'.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - Coppermine - 3612.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan

Welcome to Wigan - Home of Super League (Wigan Warriors) and Premiership Football (Wigan Athletic)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - Coppermine - 3611.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan

Already, this sign is out of date - most of the Wigan Pier complex has closed to make way for a new entertainment complex on the site.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - Coppermine - 3610.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan

After Worthington Way traffic lights.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield - Coppermine - 1553.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Coming in to Ashton, with Robinson's saddlery to the right, with a crossing for the schools across the road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield - Coppermine - 1552.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

The usual queue to the traffic lights at the staggered crossroads.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield - Coppermine - 1550.jpg
A49 Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Here's a better pic of the infamous staggered crossroads with the A58.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park - Coppermine - 1534.jpg
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park

Coming from Haydock Island, we're approaching the turn off for Haydock. Also signposted are Haydock Park racecourse and nearby hotels (presumably for anyone staying for the races!)

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park - Coppermine - 1519.jpg
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park

Approaching Haydock Island... and this massive sign lets you know it!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park - Coppermine - 1517.jpg
A49 Lodge Lane, near Haydock Park

Sharp bend up ahead...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Haydock Island - Coppermine - 1516.jpg
A49 Haydock Island

After a sharp bend, the A49 joins Haydock Island.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Lodge Lane, Haydock Park - Coppermine - 1509.jpg
A49 Lodge Lane, Haydock Park

The entrance to Haydock Park racecourse. And there's the former railway bridge.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983
A49 Lodge Lane, Haydock Park - Coppermine - 1507.jpg
A49 Lodge Lane, Haydock Park

At the entrance to Haydock Park. This stretch of road gets extremely busy on race days.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 26, 2005 by antster1983

 
 
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