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Stafford Western Access Route

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by The Hawk, May 21, 2019.

  1. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Main works due to commence next month (according to the County Council's website).

    https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Hi...ternaccess/proposedstaffordwesternbypass.aspx

     
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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Absolute waste of money, time and energy.
     
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  4. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Ohhhhhhhhh, love the sound of piling.....not. :ohno:
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Does rather remind one of the massive disruption over the slight works to a certain roundabout recently.

    Seven months of piling work is not going to go down well with those working shifts.....
     
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  6. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    It's bad enough with the roadworks out the front at the mo, I'll be back on nights soon, think I might go sleep at my sisters farm for the month.
     
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  7. Pooryorick

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    Let's have a SWAR sweepstake on how long it will be before They decide They underguestimated the number and depth of pilings needed, requiring a revised budget and a projected finishing date of 2028. Meanwhile, the rest of Stafford will be accessible only by boat or council helicopter.
     
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  8. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    Work in Doxey live in Highfields, looks like cycling to work is going to be via Derrington in future; and that, or via Seighford is going to be the way into town for staff and residents as well; and just don't start me on the bus situation, can't see that being made any easier by major road works! How hum!
     
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    I think I've said it before, elsewhere on here, but the road network needed to be improved in some way, where is now being "improved". So, I am a Staffordian rather than a NIMBY and this new road goes straight past the end of my road, will change the way I get home/leave home and park, but the problem overall is shifting the bottleneck. Chell Road, Tenterbanks and Station Road may run relatively freely but Kingsway and Newport Road will be the next to clog. Being an original West heading road to run in and out of town, it's well established and the narrow lane of about 500 yards can not be widened or improved. Should be interesting to see how heavy use plus the 1500 new houses will have a bearing on this.
     
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  10. The Hawk

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    If you dig through the paperwork you will find that, when the Western Access Route is completed, there are plans to alter Chell Road, making it the main bus terminus for all services into and out of Stafford, as well as making it more pedestrian friendly (including increasing the frequency that the pedestrian crossing operates.

    There is a clear intention to encourage non-bus road users away from Chell Road, with the possibility that part of Chell Road be made buses only.
     
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  11. Thehooperman

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    It will certainly be more pedestrian friendly with no Arriva bus service after 18.30.
     
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  12. Tumble weed

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    There needs to be more crossings for pedestrians anyway, it was a short sighted pisstake tbh, that they redid the road down by The Range / Job centre Screwfix and didn't alter them.

    There should be a crossing where The Range exit / entrance is before the bus stop , towards the waggon.

    How no one has died crossing that road I don't know.
     
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  13. Tumble weed

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    This is the area. There's literally no safe way to cross at this point.
     

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    There's the underpass before the roundabout.
     
  15. Tumble weed

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    Yeah, when it's not flooded, been closed up until a few weeks ago, there was a good few feet of water at the bottom.

    And that's not taking into consideration the occasional needles on the floor.
     
  16. The Hawk

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    Maybe the Council are hoping they can squeeze whoever develops the old job centre, to pay for a crossing, assuming that whatever the development turns out to be is deemed to 'generate' additional pedestrian flow.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Fair point, didn't realise about the flooding!
     
  18. Pooryorick

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    What's wrong with you lot - haven't you heard of running? No room for slouchers in Stafford.
     
  19. Cue

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    Over two years for a stretch of bloody road that will alleviate approximately feck all.

    The average Grand Designs build gets put up faster than these works
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Yeah but things didn't go entirely to plan.
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    More haste, less speed and all that borrocks.
     
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