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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by captainpish, Oct 6, 2014.
I look forward to my journey home
I understand it is all the way to 16, at least. It seemed totally solid whilst I was there.
I had the good fortune to spot indications as I headed out into Yokelsville, so I was able to sneak back here through bandit country.
Eccleshall Road was queueing from McD's back to Tillington Hall at around 2pm...
As long as it doesn't come back to 12 I can cope. My dad has just text to ask what the motorway problem is, so I guess Rising Brook is busy.
And apparently it's taken 33 minutes for the bus he's on to get from John Amery Drive to Garden Street.
Google suggesting it's not back to 12 (yet) - most off-routes are red now...
Heard 13-12 southbound was said to also be closed on the radio , as hubby drive home after 4pm-ish.
Traffic was rammed up over the crem towards weeping cross way as he took 30 mins to do his usual 15 mins.
Said traffic the other way was tailing back all from the crem/tixall rd lights to Radford bank.
He thought it was a funeral procession led by horses causing it at first, but seems that wasn't the cause of the problem.
Sadly the horses within the funeral cortège were caught in the traffic jam too. Couldn’t work out what the cause of the delay was, other than the traffic lights by the crem. But it’s been a bad day to be out on the roads today, I was caught on the M6 northbound this afternoon, and with Stoke gridlocked as a result of the sadly fatal accident there this morning, lots of alternative routes were also congested. There’s nothing to do apart from either not travel, or go with the flow.
My cycle journey took no longer than usual - it was in fact much more pleasant than it has been for the past few days now the wind has eased.
Fair comment Withnail and if my journey today had been local I’d be right with you. But work commitments, distance and timings meant the car was a necessity for me today
Fair dos - i do feel for you all on days like these.
Proper horrid it was today.
Warning Roadworks Baswich Lane
Tuesday 28th November
Saw a sign stating roadworks starting 28 Nov for 3 days on A513 ( between the Nursery and Walton Garage). Probably 2 way traffic lights - again !!!
Roadworks 28th Nov
Indeed there is....
Warning Roadworks Millford Rd
28-30 Nov via Road works.org
Severn Trent joins fight against speeding motorists
Severn Trent has signed up to Staffordshire Police’s Community Speed Watch initiative in a bid to crack down on speeding motorists in Barlaston.
Following a recent training session at Staffordshire Police HQ, Severn Trent employees working at the company’s Strongford Waste Treatment Works are now monitoring vehicles driving along Old Barlaston Road until Summer 2019.
Armed with a radar device and log sheet, volunteers record details such as vehicle registration, make, colour and speed, which are then logged with the police and added to a central database. On the first and second instance of speeding the driver will be issued a warning letter, and if there’s a third time an officer will arrange a home visit.
Our Severn Trent Speed Watchers are also issued with roadside letters explaining they are representatives of the police and monitoring the roads on our behalf, so if there are any problems then drivers can call us directly.
Rob Bainbridge, member of the Strongford THP project management team, said: “We know that some of our larger projects, like making Strongford Waste Treatment Works more energy efficient can have an impact on the local community, and also recognise that traffic can become a concern.
“When we were given the opportunity to have Speed Watch training by Staffordshire Police, we were more than happy to get involved. The training was hugely beneficial and I’m really confident that now we’re members of the Community Speed Watch, we can really make the Old Barlaston Road a much safer place for us, the local community and all road users.”
Michelle Shaker, Community Speed Watch Co-ordinator for Staffordshire Police, said: “Our Community Speed Watch initiative continues to flourish and we’re delighted that Severn Trent have joined the fight in keeping our roads safer.
“Our Speed Watch volunteers are effectively our eyes and ears which help us to identify issues that we can then enforce; unless we know about them we’re unable to take action.
“Information gathered during Speed Watch sessions can be used as intelligence to help identify drivers who demonstrate a complete disregard for the law.
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership was established in 2001 and took on the role of centralising Police Community Speed Watch. There are currently 56 active Community Speed Watch groups in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Their trench warfare tactics have been far more effective.
Considerable disruption from three-way lights at the Dog & Doublet junction.
But, at least they do seem to be fixing the surface there, which was probably a better representation of the Western Front than the model on the Chase turned out to be.
Not Sandon Roadworks Messines Model excavation 2012
New year road closure northbound A34 sorry can't paste text from shoddy browser
STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (As Amended)
Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991
A34 STONE ROAD, STAFFORD (NORTHBOUND ONLY)
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council intend, not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of A34 Stone Road, Stafford from its junction with A34 Greyfriars in a northerly direction towards its junction with Tillington Street unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Pedestrian access will be available.
The preferred alternative route for traffic will be available via A5013 Eccleshall Road, A34 Link Road from M6 J14 roundabout to A34 roundabout.
The Order will come into operation on 2 January 2018, and the said works will commence on or as near as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 23 January 2018.
The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months or until the gas mains replacement works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road, have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 13 December 2017
John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance and Change,
2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: 4095977; Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre; Tel: 0300 111 8000
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