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  1. Published on: 12/03/2013 09:47 AMReported by: roving-eye
    Repairs to Bank Bridge on the A59 just past Tarleton lights are causing traffic chaos as the road is reduced to one lane.All roads out of Tarleton are gridlocked as well a traffic approaching from the A565.The works are expected to last up to two weeks.



             

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  3. roving-eye says:12/03/2013 09:55 AM
    Few more pictures
             

  4. minipenguin says:12/03/2013 10:11 AM
    Signs warning of this work would have been helpful to plan extra time.

  5. martonab says:12/03/2013 10:13 AM
    Why don't they work through the night! I knew this would happen the state the road has got.

  6. jo74 says:12/03/2013 10:14 AM
    It was well overdue for repair, I drove over that road last week and it was like driving over a ploughed field. Hope they work long hours to finish it quickly.!!!!!!

  7. little-lottie says:12/03/2013 10:38 AM
    There was no warning of this at all and so like hundreds of others I got caught in the jam. It was backed up in every direction heading towards preston, all the moss ways too! Ridiculous!

  8. martonab says:12/03/2013 10:50 AM
    My husband went on the 9-15am X2 bus. He rang at 10-45am. Guess where he is? HOOLE!

  9. Mwmbwls says:12/03/2013 11:14 AM





    http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/roadw...t%20Lancashire

    LIVERPOOL ROAD

    Status
    About to Start
    Location
    Tarleton Bank Hall Bridge
    Description
    Replacement of vehicle restraint system on approach to bridge and rebuild damaged parapet to bridge
    Dates
    11/03/2013 - 25/03/2013
    Organisation
    Lancashire County Council
    Restrictions
    Traffic Control

    On the LCC website but I don’t recall seeing any advance warning signs that work was about to start.


  10. nicky says:12/03/2013 11:41 AM
    I was an hour late for work this morning! This closure had a knock on effect through to Holmeswood/Bretherton and Croston.It was gridlock!

    School Children were stood at bus stops!!

    Why was there not better warning about this??
    This is a major route, I am so angry with Lancashire Council.....

  11. BrigNowPort says:12/03/2013 12:17 PM
    It's hardly chaos is it? It's only roadworks, that's all!

    Now we all know about them, there shouldn't be any excuses for being late. They held my journey up for all of 5 minutes this morning - it was nice sitting in the sunshine, waiting patiently for the lights to change!! Mind you that was 7am - I guess it may have been busier for people who don't have the luxury of an early start!

    Catch an earlier bus, perhaps set off 5 minutes earlier - or just accept that sometimes, these things can be a pain in the a**e but are a necessary evil.

    Maybe in time the bridge will be replaced and a little bit more character will disappear from our daily lives.

  12. nicky says:12/03/2013 12:51 PM
    5 mins earlier you are having a laugh! The side road traffic had no chance of getting out.The weight of traffic using that bridge is immense. When the lights went off recently at Tarleton there was chaos too.Just wait until rush hour tonight!!!!
    I for one is dictated to by school run times.I will have to take leave from work to cover my late starts and earlier finishes.Who ever ordered these bridgeworks without signage notice is not fit to do their job!!SACK THEM

  13. over the hill says:12/03/2013 12:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BrigNowPort View Post
    It's hardly chaos is it? It's only roadworks, that's all!

    Now we all know about them, there shouldn't be any excuses for being late. They held my journey up for all of 5 minutes this morning - it was nice sitting in the sunshine, waiting patiently for the lights to change!! Mind you that was 7am - I guess it may have been busier for people who don't have the luxury of an early start!

    Catch an earlier bus, perhaps set off 5 minutes earlier - or just accept that sometimes, these things can be a pain in the a**e but are a necessary evil.

    Maybe in time the bridge will be replaced and a little bit more character will disappear from our daily lives.
    But when a 40 min journey takes just shy of 3 hours it IS a problem especially when you have to work to certain times!!!!

  14. Boxster says:12/03/2013 01:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by martonab View Post
    Why don't they work through the night! I knew this would happen the state the road has got.
    EXACTLY!!

    But that's common sense, and we don't do common sense in this country.

  15. AN Other says:12/03/2013 01:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxster View Post
    EXACTLY!!

    But that's common sense, and we don't do common sense in this country.
    Where would the extra money come from for the work to be done overnight ?

    Its reasonable to assume that this work has been planned and budgeted within LCC's annual roadworks / repairs budget .. so any extra would have to be found from somewhere

    more cuts .. or perhaps Council Tax payers ?

  16. jo74 says:12/03/2013 01:45 PM
    [QUOTE=BrigNowPort;3437349]It's hardly chaos is it? It's only roadworks, that's all!

    Now we all know about them, there shouldn't be any excuses for being late. They held my journey up for all of 5 minutes this morning - it was nice sitting in the sunshine, waiting patiently for the lights to change!! Mind you that was 7am - I guess it may have been busier for people who don't have the luxury of an early start!

    Catch an earlier bus, perhaps set off 5 minutes earlier - or just accept that sometimes, these things can be a pain in the a**e but are a necessary evil.
    Quote Originally Posted by jo74 View Post
    Totally agree with last post.
    You are extremely smug.....lots of people were hours late for work.....nurses...policemen....firemen...prison officers. You would be first to complain if one of these affected your life.
    Last edited by jo74; 12/03/2013 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Mistake

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