14-week roadworks in Northwich will complete the gyratory

Northwich Guardian: 14-week roadworks to start 14-week roadworks to start

ROADWORKS will start again in Northwich town centre on June 23 and are set to last for 14 weeks.

The works are the final phase to make the one-way system permanent.

They will start at the junctions of Chesterway with Crum Hill and with Watling Street, near Seafarer, and then at the junction of Dane Street and Watling Street at the Bull Ring.

Road layouts will change to reflect the temporary system currently in place and new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings will be installed.

The Bull Ring will also be regenerated to include public realm materials that will match the stone used in the recently reconstructed surface of Witton Street.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for the majority of the works.

Resurfacing works will take place at night under road closures, details of which will be advertised in advance nearer the time.

Richard Flood, area highways manager for Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “The gyratory system has been introduced to support the major regeneration of the town centre, notably Barons Quay, Hayhurst Quay and Memorial Court.

“The final phase of construction will involve a link to a computer system to allow the traffic to flow freely in and around Northwich, whilst providing safe crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.”

The scheme is jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

It will be constructed by AE Yates Ltd.

Once roadworks are complete measures will be put in place to make the gyratory more cycle friendly.

These are expected to include footpath conversions to shared use as well as toucan crossings, advanced stop lines and trixie mirrors.

Cycle racks will also be installed in and around the town centre.

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4:30pm Fri 13 Jun 14

47thmoon says...

backwards council, backward plans. Crank start, please
backwards council, backward plans. Crank start, please 47thmoon
  • Score: -18

5:27pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

I think the new one-way system is working really well - hopefully once the all of the new lights are installed and linked together through the computer system it will flow even better. Can't wait for work to actually start on Barons Quay - for the first time in year's money is actually being invested in Northwich.
I think the new one-way system is working really well - hopefully once the all of the new lights are installed and linked together through the computer system it will flow even better. Can't wait for work to actually start on Barons Quay - for the first time in year's money is actually being invested in Northwich. Daniel18
  • Score: 20

8:51am Sat 14 Jun 14

47thmoon says...

Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?
Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it? 47thmoon
  • Score: -7

4:08pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

47thmoon wrote:
Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?
In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting:
> £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre
> £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay
> £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout
> £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September
> £4million on flood defences
> £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works
> £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative
Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town.
[quote][p][bold]47thmoon[/bold] wrote: Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?[/p][/quote]In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting: > £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre > £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay > £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout > £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September > £4million on flood defences > £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works > £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town. Daniel18
  • Score: 30

9:38am Sun 15 Jun 14

keith moss says...

Just how long will the Investors who have been busy neglecting their properties on the opposite side of the river have to wait for their share of the payout? I can almost smell the smoke. x
Just how long will the Investors who have been busy neglecting their properties on the opposite side of the river have to wait for their share of the payout? I can almost smell the smoke. x keith moss
  • Score: -12

6:15pm Sun 15 Jun 14

47thmoon says...

160m for a park bench back o' McDonalds?
160m for a park bench back o' McDonalds? 47thmoon
  • Score: -15

10:51pm Sun 15 Jun 14

L Byrne says...

Daniel18 wrote:
47thmoon wrote:
Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?
In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting:
> £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre
> £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay
> £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout
> £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September
> £4million on flood defences
> £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works
> £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative
Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town.
Daniel18

You are obviously confused about the money that is due to be spent on developing Barons Quay. For clarification, the sum involved will be nowhere near the £80million you mention. More likely, £20million absolute maximum. We have to guess because CWAC Council has not divulged the details. The other key point is that all of the investment will be provided in the form of loans which will have to be repaid. Nothing is free.

So if the ASDA store turns out to be a failure, and nobody with any knowledge of the retail sector would back ASDA against nearby Lidl, ALDI AND Waitrose, then we could have a deserted white elephant right in the centre of the town. Who would be lumbered with sorting out the mess? Seems that nobody is prepared to say or maybe they haven't a clue.
[quote][p][bold]Daniel18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]47thmoon[/bold] wrote: Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?[/p][/quote]In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting: > £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre > £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay > £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout > £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September > £4million on flood defences > £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works > £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town.[/p][/quote]Daniel18 You are obviously confused about the money that is due to be spent on developing Barons Quay. For clarification, the sum involved will be nowhere near the £80million you mention. More likely, £20million absolute maximum. We have to guess because CWAC Council has not divulged the details. The other key point is that all of the investment will be provided in the form of loans which will have to be repaid. Nothing is free. So if the ASDA store turns out to be a failure, and nobody with any knowledge of the retail sector would back ASDA against nearby Lidl, ALDI AND Waitrose, then we could have a deserted white elephant right in the centre of the town. Who would be lumbered with sorting out the mess? Seems that nobody is prepared to say or maybe they haven't a clue. L Byrne
  • Score: -15

8:14am Mon 16 Jun 14

MrT1976 says...

Daniel18 wrote:
47thmoon wrote:
Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?
In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting:
> £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre
> £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay
> £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout
> £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September
> £4million on flood defences
> £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works
> £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative
Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town.
Well said Daniel18
[quote][p][bold]Daniel18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]47thmoon[/bold] wrote: Danel, the Vision Plan for Northwich started 20 years ago and despite all the money, all the plans and pretty pictures, we only have a park bench in Barons Quay so far - so, who has had all the funding to date and what have they actually done in turn for it?[/p][/quote]In case you forgot Northwich was actually sinking until nearly £30million was spent stabilising the mines. Until the stabilisation was complete no building was allowed to take place in Baron's Quay, now this has taken place, we are getting: > £10 million on Memorial Court leisure & entertainment centre > £20million has been spent on Hayhurst Quay > £5million on the one-way system & Leicester Street roundabout > £80million on Baron's Quay - Due to start in September > £4million on flood defences > £8.8million on the Lion Salt Works > £867,000 from the Town Centre Heritage Initiative Now, if you add all of this together its nearly £160million, that either has been or will be invested into our town.[/p][/quote]Well said Daniel18 MrT1976
  • Score: 11

12:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

nicksey says...

Not sure what Richard Flood is getting at here, has he ever been to Northwich or looked at the layout of his gyratory?

He says “The gyratory system has been introduced to support the major regeneration of the town centre, notably Barons Quay, Hayhurst Quay and Memorial Court."

The gyratory provides zero benefit to Barons Quay, the first location on his list, in fact the only access from the gyratory to Barons Quay has been partially blocked off to stop it being accessed from the gyratory. If you are coming down Winnington Hill and want to get to Barons Quay you have to either drive all the way to Leicester St roundabout then come in from the back past Aldi/Matalan etc or go almost all around the gyratory to come past Waitrose, down London Rd, not exactly supporting this major regeneration is it?

The new Memorial Court will not benefit from the gyratory, traffic flows past it now, just the same as it did before, no real change, no real benefit.
Hayhurst Quay?, again traffic flows past exactly as it did before, no change no benefit.

So what's it all about, why was the gyratory created, it serves no real purpose and cost a huge amount of cash. However there is one unspoken benefit and that's to Waitrose.

Before the gyratory drivers passing through Northwich could go through the town centre in both directions through the bull ring and up Winnington Hill or Castle Hill, or down those hills, over the bridge and through town up to Leicester St roundabout. But now, if you drive through Northwich you have to pass Waitrose either going through, or coming back. You are forced to see their huge sign, and of course if you want to go to Barons Quay, now that the bull ring entrance is blocked, London Rd takes you past their front door.

Are Waitrose pulling the strings here?

Whichever way you look at the gyratory it has been a complete waste of money because it wasn't needed in the first place and the end result is longer car journeys creating more pollution. Any bottle necks that existed before have just been moved to different locations.

Richard Flood and his colleagues should be very ashamed and embarrassed to have used so much money to create something so unnecessary, unwaofnted and wasteful to use. Time for him to retire now I think, funny how his little list did not mention Waitrose
Not sure what Richard Flood is getting at here, has he ever been to Northwich or looked at the layout of his gyratory? He says “The gyratory system has been introduced to support the major regeneration of the town centre, notably Barons Quay, Hayhurst Quay and Memorial Court." The gyratory provides zero benefit to Barons Quay, the first location on his list, in fact the only access from the gyratory to Barons Quay has been partially blocked off to stop it being accessed from the gyratory. If you are coming down Winnington Hill and want to get to Barons Quay you have to either drive all the way to Leicester St roundabout then come in from the back past Aldi/Matalan etc or go almost all around the gyratory to come past Waitrose, down London Rd, not exactly supporting this major regeneration is it? The new Memorial Court will not benefit from the gyratory, traffic flows past it now, just the same as it did before, no real change, no real benefit. Hayhurst Quay?, again traffic flows past exactly as it did before, no change no benefit. So what's it all about, why was the gyratory created, it serves no real purpose and cost a huge amount of cash. However there is one unspoken benefit and that's to Waitrose. Before the gyratory drivers passing through Northwich could go through the town centre in both directions through the bull ring and up Winnington Hill or Castle Hill, or down those hills, over the bridge and through town up to Leicester St roundabout. But now, if you drive through Northwich you have to pass Waitrose either going through, or coming back. You are forced to see their huge sign, and of course if you want to go to Barons Quay, now that the bull ring entrance is blocked, London Rd takes you past their front door. Are Waitrose pulling the strings here? Whichever way you look at the gyratory it has been a complete waste of money because it wasn't needed in the first place and the end result is longer car journeys creating more pollution. Any bottle necks that existed before have just been moved to different locations. Richard Flood and his colleagues should be very ashamed and embarrassed to have used so much money to create something so unnecessary, unwaofnted and wasteful to use. Time for him to retire now I think, funny how his little list did not mention Waitrose nicksey
  • Score: 7

3:06pm Mon 16 Jun 14

47thmoon says...

I see they're now debating best end for the subway. Surely, if they cap it off they could store the Vision for Northwich down there along with the cash alleged for improvements. Safe as houses, eh?
I see they're now debating best end for the subway. Surely, if they cap it off they could store the Vision for Northwich down there along with the cash alleged for improvements. Safe as houses, eh? 47thmoon
  • Score: 5

3:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Carlos99 says...

Can someone please let me know if they have EVER seen a positive comment on this site from Liam moaning Byrne or Nicksey! They moan about EVERYTHING that has ever happened in Northwich! If you dislike all the work that much you idiots.... do all the other residents a favour....MOVE! The Gyratory works fine and can only be improved once the final junctions are finishe, there are NO queues where there weren't before. The only queue is the one that sometimes makes it back into the gyratory from Castle, this is entirely caused by the iron bridge traffic lights, so nothing to do with the gyratory. Please contact myself or Daniel18 if you manage to find a positive comment from either of these two planks! And Asda being empty, Liam, right next to a town centre and a cinema and bars etc? Really!! lol pull the other one muppet!
Can someone please let me know if they have EVER seen a positive comment on this site from Liam moaning Byrne or Nicksey! They moan about EVERYTHING that has ever happened in Northwich! If you dislike all the work that much you idiots.... do all the other residents a favour....MOVE! The Gyratory works fine and can only be improved once the final junctions are finishe, there are NO queues where there weren't before. The only queue is the one that sometimes makes it back into the gyratory from Castle, this is entirely caused by the iron bridge traffic lights, so nothing to do with the gyratory. Please contact myself or Daniel18 if you manage to find a positive comment from either of these two planks! And Asda being empty, Liam, right next to a town centre and a cinema and bars etc? Really!! lol pull the other one muppet! Carlos99
  • Score: 2

3:19pm Mon 16 Jun 14

nicksey says...

Carlos99 not only are you deluded, you are unpleasant with it.

Why can't you allow others to express their opinion without jumping in with your name calling offensive attitude.

If you have nothing useful to add to the discussion then I suggest you pop back to the playground you came from and leave the discussion to those of a more grown up frame of mind.
Carlos99 not only are you deluded, you are unpleasant with it. Why can't you allow others to express their opinion without jumping in with your name calling offensive attitude. If you have nothing useful to add to the discussion then I suggest you pop back to the playground you came from and leave the discussion to those of a more grown up frame of mind. nicksey
  • Score: -3

9:06am Tue 17 Jun 14

Carlos99 says...

nicksey wrote:
Carlos99 not only are you deluded, you are unpleasant with it.

Why can't you allow others to express their opinion without jumping in with your name calling offensive attitude.

If you have nothing useful to add to the discussion then I suggest you pop back to the playground you came from and leave the discussion to those of a more grown up frame of mind.
Haha, proving my point exactly! you never have a "point of view"....you just moan! CWAC could've said they are no longer charging rent to any town centre shops and you would still moan! There is Pessimistic....and then there's you!
[quote][p][bold]nicksey[/bold] wrote: Carlos99 not only are you deluded, you are unpleasant with it. Why can't you allow others to express their opinion without jumping in with your name calling offensive attitude. If you have nothing useful to add to the discussion then I suggest you pop back to the playground you came from and leave the discussion to those of a more grown up frame of mind.[/p][/quote]Haha, proving my point exactly! you never have a "point of view"....you just moan! CWAC could've said they are no longer charging rent to any town centre shops and you would still moan! There is Pessimistic....and then there's you! Carlos99
  • Score: 9

9:25am Tue 17 Jun 14

MrT1976 says...

Carlos99 wrote:
Can someone please let me know if they have EVER seen a positive comment on this site from Liam moaning Byrne or Nicksey! They moan about EVERYTHING that has ever happened in Northwich! If you dislike all the work that much you idiots.... do all the other residents a favour....MOVE! The Gyratory works fine and can only be improved once the final junctions are finishe, there are NO queues where there weren't before. The only queue is the one that sometimes makes it back into the gyratory from Castle, this is entirely caused by the iron bridge traffic lights, so nothing to do with the gyratory. Please contact myself or Daniel18 if you manage to find a positive comment from either of these two planks! And Asda being empty, Liam, right next to a town centre and a cinema and bars etc? Really!! lol pull the other one muppet!
Carlos99............
....................
....................
........right on sunshine!!
[quote][p][bold]Carlos99[/bold] wrote: Can someone please let me know if they have EVER seen a positive comment on this site from Liam moaning Byrne or Nicksey! They moan about EVERYTHING that has ever happened in Northwich! If you dislike all the work that much you idiots.... do all the other residents a favour....MOVE! The Gyratory works fine and can only be improved once the final junctions are finishe, there are NO queues where there weren't before. The only queue is the one that sometimes makes it back into the gyratory from Castle, this is entirely caused by the iron bridge traffic lights, so nothing to do with the gyratory. Please contact myself or Daniel18 if you manage to find a positive comment from either of these two planks! And Asda being empty, Liam, right next to a town centre and a cinema and bars etc? Really!! lol pull the other one muppet![/p][/quote]Carlos99............ .................... .................... ........right on sunshine!! MrT1976
  • Score: 10

7:27pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

Liam Bryne - ASDA won't close - they will be tied to a 20 or 30 year lease - I'm sure their managers are clever enough to work out where they can open a profitable store. With regards to the price, CWaC have widely divulged that the cost will be £80million just look on the website:
www.northwichriversi
de.co.uk

Nicksey - The whole point of Baron's Quay is to showcase the riverfront part of the the town centre. To do this they need to close Weaver Way (From the Bull Ring) and divert traffic heading to the car parks will travel on Venables Road & Leicester Street - which is why the Gryratory system has been set up.
Liam Bryne - ASDA won't close - they will be tied to a 20 or 30 year lease - I'm sure their managers are clever enough to work out where they can open a profitable store. With regards to the price, CWaC have widely divulged that the cost will be £80million just look on the website: www.northwichriversi de.co.uk Nicksey - The whole point of Baron's Quay is to showcase the riverfront part of the the town centre. To do this they need to close Weaver Way (From the Bull Ring) and divert traffic heading to the car parks will travel on Venables Road & Leicester Street - which is why the Gryratory system has been set up. Daniel18
  • Score: 12

8:07pm Tue 17 Jun 14

nicksey says...

Daniel18 - Thanks for that but why does access to Weaver Way need to be closed from the Bull Ring to showcase the riverfront part of the town centre? That does not make any sense. Weaver Way heads directly to that area, and by keeping it open, not only can traffic from Castle/Winnington get there easier but it has the potential to reduce the amount of traffic travelling along Venables/Leicester as well as allowing delivery vehicles an easy access route to the back of Witton Street rather than going all the way around.

The Gyratory system has not been set up to divert traffic along Venables/Leicester as you suggest. The gyratory has little to do with traffic on Venables which is a two way road that happens to join up with the gyratory at one end.

Carlos99 - For goodness sake grow up and stop acting like a spoilt child.

Saying "Haha proving my point exactly" just shows that you have nothing useful to say. You are saying that I cannot comment (or in your words moan) about something, yet it is OK for you to comment (or moan) about my point of view. I think you have actually well and truly proved my point with your latest nonsense.

At least Daniel18 puts forward a point of view relevant to the matter being discussed rather than just ranting on in an unpleasant rude manner the way you do. You should follow his example. Debate is about two differing opinions being discussed and not just one bully boy shouting abuse at those he disagrees with.
Daniel18 - Thanks for that but why does access to Weaver Way need to be closed from the Bull Ring to showcase the riverfront part of the town centre? That does not make any sense. Weaver Way heads directly to that area, and by keeping it open, not only can traffic from Castle/Winnington get there easier but it has the potential to reduce the amount of traffic travelling along Venables/Leicester as well as allowing delivery vehicles an easy access route to the back of Witton Street rather than going all the way around. The Gyratory system has not been set up to divert traffic along Venables/Leicester as you suggest. The gyratory has little to do with traffic on Venables which is a two way road that happens to join up with the gyratory at one end. Carlos99 - For goodness sake grow up and stop acting like a spoilt child. Saying "Haha proving my point exactly" just shows that you have nothing useful to say. You are saying that I cannot comment (or in your words moan) about something, yet it is OK for you to comment (or moan) about my point of view. I think you have actually well and truly proved my point with your latest nonsense. At least Daniel18 puts forward a point of view relevant to the matter being discussed rather than just ranting on in an unpleasant rude manner the way you do. You should follow his example. Debate is about two differing opinions being discussed and not just one bully boy shouting abuse at those he disagrees with. nicksey
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

Weaver way needs to close to make the waterfront accessible to pedestrians. Once the new cinema an restaurants are built you will be able to watch a film & have a meal on the riverfront without the fear of being run over! At the moment the road is no more than a short cut to the car parks which people use as an illegal car park.
The traffic lights on the Gyratory, Venables road and the new Leicester street roundabout will all be linked to allow traffic to flow better as and anger the traffic flowing into and out of Barons Quay.
Weaver way needs to close to make the waterfront accessible to pedestrians. Once the new cinema an restaurants are built you will be able to watch a film & have a meal on the riverfront without the fear of being run over! At the moment the road is no more than a short cut to the car parks which people use as an illegal car park. The traffic lights on the Gyratory, Venables road and the new Leicester street roundabout will all be linked to allow traffic to flow better as and anger the traffic flowing into and out of Barons Quay. Daniel18
  • Score: 6

8:35pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

Sorry, manage the traffic flowing into and out of barons quay!
Sorry, manage the traffic flowing into and out of barons quay! Daniel18
  • Score: 3

9:37pm Tue 17 Jun 14

nicksey says...

Daniel18, but it is still open to drivers approaching from London Rd so traffic can still access it, it just means that traffic wishing to do so has to travel further around the gyratory to get there. So should the London Rd access close as well?
Daniel18, but it is still open to drivers approaching from London Rd so traffic can still access it, it just means that traffic wishing to do so has to travel further around the gyratory to get there. So should the London Rd access close as well? nicksey
  • Score: 1

9:59pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Daniel18 says...

That will close soon as part of the Barons Quay development and all traffic will have to go round (except service vehicles who are accessing McDonald's etc).
The entrance to the new multi-storey car park will be off Leicester street near to M&S
That will close soon as part of the Barons Quay development and all traffic will have to go round (except service vehicles who are accessing McDonald's etc). The entrance to the new multi-storey car park will be off Leicester street near to M&S Daniel18
  • Score: 4

10:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

todayisagreatday says...

I have lived in Northwich since 1997 and seen many proposals and developments. I lived off Station Road in Northwich initially and now in Barnton and over the years the traffic has been sometimes worse, sometimes better. Has the gyratory made much difference, I couldn't say it has or hasn't, I guess time will tell.

Whilst I really do not think we need another supermarket at all, we do need entertainment, nice bars, restaurants and a wider selection of shops. Northwich does have potential and I am happy some money is being spent and I only hope the waterfront will be as nice as I visualize it could be. Having seen how it looks from the boat trip from the Anderton Boat Lift when I took my parents a few weeks ago, I cringed. Onwards and upwards Northwich :-)
I have lived in Northwich since 1997 and seen many proposals and developments. I lived off Station Road in Northwich initially and now in Barnton and over the years the traffic has been sometimes worse, sometimes better. Has the gyratory made much difference, I couldn't say it has or hasn't, I guess time will tell. Whilst I really do not think we need another supermarket at all, we do need entertainment, nice bars, restaurants and a wider selection of shops. Northwich does have potential and I am happy some money is being spent and I only hope the waterfront will be as nice as I visualize it could be. Having seen how it looks from the boat trip from the Anderton Boat Lift when I took my parents a few weeks ago, I cringed. Onwards and upwards Northwich :-) todayisagreatday
  • Score: 7

2:06pm Wed 18 Jun 14

100246 says...

At this time of year we have over 15 hours of daylight and good weather why are these works taking 14 weeks. They should be working shifts to reduce time of inconvenience which would benefit local traders. I suggest that people only come into town if their journey is absolutely necessary to reduce the congestion to a minimum for the people who have to come into town
At this time of year we have over 15 hours of daylight and good weather why are these works taking 14 weeks. They should be working shifts to reduce time of inconvenience which would benefit local traders. I suggest that people only come into town if their journey is absolutely necessary to reduce the congestion to a minimum for the people who have to come into town 100246
  • Score: 11

11:11pm Sun 22 Jun 14

hectorplain says...

100246 wrote:
At this time of year we have over 15 hours of daylight and good weather why are these works taking 14 weeks. They should be working shifts to reduce time of inconvenience which would benefit local traders. I suggest that people only come into town if their journey is absolutely necessary to reduce the congestion to a minimum for the people who have to come into town
I agree, I am sick of being held up for hours on end at 'road works' only reach them to see either no one there or some gormless oaf leaning on a shovel, eating a pie, smoking and doing nothing else.
I shudder to think of the petrol I have wasted not to mention my valuable time whilst queuing to get past another row of useless cones.

The work should be done late at night when no respectable person has need to drive about.

Stay safe.
[quote][p][bold]100246[/bold] wrote: At this time of year we have over 15 hours of daylight and good weather why are these works taking 14 weeks. They should be working shifts to reduce time of inconvenience which would benefit local traders. I suggest that people only come into town if their journey is absolutely necessary to reduce the congestion to a minimum for the people who have to come into town[/p][/quote]I agree, I am sick of being held up for hours on end at 'road works' only reach them to see either no one there or some gormless oaf leaning on a shovel, eating a pie, smoking and doing nothing else. I shudder to think of the petrol I have wasted not to mention my valuable time whilst queuing to get past another row of useless cones. The work should be done late at night when no respectable person has need to drive about. Stay safe. hectorplain
  • Score: 9

7:03am Tue 24 Jun 14

Dave Dutch Holland says...

When will the roadworks along Wattling Street and Chester Way commence? I only ask because yesterday I was stuck in traffic along Chester Way for 30 minutes. Plenty of cones diverting traffic into single lanes but not one workman insight and no sign of any roadworks.
When will the roadworks along Wattling Street and Chester Way commence? I only ask because yesterday I was stuck in traffic along Chester Way for 30 minutes. Plenty of cones diverting traffic into single lanes but not one workman insight and no sign of any roadworks. Dave Dutch Holland
  • Score: 1

8:57am Tue 24 Jun 14

Dave Dutch Holland says...

Same again this morning, its pathetic and bloody annoying. Oh and to the person who gave me a 'thumb down' where's your comment to justify your disagreement?
Same again this morning, its pathetic and bloody annoying. Oh and to the person who gave me a 'thumb down' where's your comment to justify your disagreement? Dave Dutch Holland
  • Score: 1

10:43am Tue 24 Jun 14

Bigkeith1962 says...

14 weeks ? lets see how we get to 14 weeks

4 weeks doing the work
10 weeks Drinking coffee and propping up a shovel
14 weeks ? lets see how we get to 14 weeks 4 weeks doing the work 10 weeks Drinking coffee and propping up a shovel Bigkeith1962
  • Score: -2

12:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MatthewB says...

Lets be honest here.
The one way system is here to stay.
ASDA is coming and so are all the other plans.

People need to get used to the ideas. Like it or not.
Lets be honest here. The one way system is here to stay. ASDA is coming and so are all the other plans. People need to get used to the ideas. Like it or not. MatthewB
  • Score: 3

11:04pm Wed 25 Jun 14

hectorplain says...

"The Bull Ring will also be regenerated to include public realm materials that will match the stone used in the recently reconstructed surface of Witton Street."

Oh!! Public Realm Material! That makes all the inconvenience worthwhile.

Only Joking, I think it's most important that the Bull Ring matches the surface of Witton Street, does this mean it will be covered in discarded chewing gum and old burger wrappers?

Another thing, people who throw chewing gum on the pavement should be made to clean up their mess, its a filthy habit, I don't know why it hasn't been banned.

Failing that a special tax should be levied on the sale of gum to facilitate its speedy removal from the bottom of my shoe when these thoughtless morons throw down on the street.
"The Bull Ring will also be regenerated to include public realm materials that will match the stone used in the recently reconstructed surface of Witton Street." Oh!! Public Realm Material! That makes all the inconvenience worthwhile. Only Joking, I think it's most important that the Bull Ring matches the surface of Witton Street, does this mean it will be covered in discarded chewing gum and old burger wrappers? Another thing, people who throw chewing gum on the pavement should be made to clean up their mess, its a filthy habit, I don't know why it hasn't been banned. Failing that a special tax should be levied on the sale of gum to facilitate its speedy removal from the bottom of my shoe when these thoughtless morons throw down on the street. hectorplain
  • Score: 10

10:24pm Thu 26 Jun 14

hectorplain says...

Dave Dutch Holland wrote:
Same again this morning, its pathetic and bloody annoying. Oh and to the person who gave me a 'thumb down' where's your comment to justify your disagreement?
Calm down Mr Holland.

I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Dutch Holland[/bold] wrote: Same again this morning, its pathetic and bloody annoying. Oh and to the person who gave me a 'thumb down' where's your comment to justify your disagreement?[/p][/quote]Calm down Mr Holland. I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge. hectorplain
  • Score: 6

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