A483 A55 Junction Changes Updates & Info Thread

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  • #69375

    brymbo76
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    1. I’m sure just in English will do.
    2. I agree.

    #69376

    brymbo76
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    Also in reply to the below, those laybys are a few miles away from where the roadworks are taking place. I can’t see how anyone parking there either for a few minutes or a few hours overnight could possible inconvenience the roadworks since the laybys aren’t exactly in the vicinity of the roadworks. The Highways Agency just like to inconvenience everyone to the maximum effect when there is no need to.

    “1/ The Highways Agency don’t want trucks overnighting in the laybys whilst the works are taking place”.

    #69356
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
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    @brymbo76 20048 wrote:

    The Highways Agency just like to inconvenience everyone to the maximum effect when there is no need to.

    Good man, don’t let paranoia get in the way of a good rant.

    #69377

    brymbo76
    Participant

    Still don’t think my questions have really been replied to with correct accurate information and answers yet though.

    @brymbo76 20042 wrote:

    Not sure if anyone has already asked this yet, but I’d like to ask:

    1. Why going towards Chester on the A483 have at least two of the lay-by’s been completely closed off? Only a tiny part of them are currently being used by those solar powered electronic signs flashing to remind you of the nightly road closures. It’s not like the electronic signs are taking up the entire lengths of the lay-by’s so why can’t just a small section be cordoned off and keep the lay-by’s open for people who need to pull over to use them for any emergency?

    2. Also heading towards Chester, has anyone commented and asked why the England sign has been taken down? For what reason was it taken down? Is it being replaced with a new one? Not that I’m bothered since I’m Welsh. Rather nice not having to see that sign to make you think you are still in Wales ;-)

    #81795

    johnhoppy
    Participant

    Just to cheer everybody up here is the latest update on the roadworks. More delays!!

    http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a55a483-improvements/?impact

    #82036

    bobo the clown
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    Now, it’s infuriating that the roadworks are so poorly planned. That the delay was always, always going to happen and that the lights have failed at least 3 times.

    However, I witnessed today’s traffic light failure on the northbound road. They were working for Southbound and for traffic coming off the Rossett Road. So anyone going North was clearly able to drive through when the southbound traffic was flowing.

    Except that far too many morons driving up seemed incapable of working this out. At 6.45am a driver 3 up from me sat, staring at the red light while the Rossett traffic got 3 goes. He must have added 400yd to the queue all on his own.

    He eventually moved on after the driver behind got out and argued with him. Then the car behind me did precisely the same thing.

    (It wasn’t a ‘him’ btw but I’m trying not to stereotype).

    #82037
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    The problem is that, even though the lights are temporary and / or not working, it is still illegal to go through a red light. And, with the way that the police act these days anyone using commonsense still has a good chance of getting a ticket from one of our wonderful uniformed tax collectors.

    Here’s a quote from a lawyer specialising in road traffic law on another forum ”

    If the lights are not working properly, the potential defence is that they do not comply with the appropriate regulations and thus, you should not be prosecuted. However, it would be for the Defendant to establish that “to proceed with caution” was a reasonable action and that it was apparent that the lights were not working properly.”

    #82088

    pete
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    There will be no roadworks over the Easter period.

    Really?

    I think that translates as “the lane closures and traffic lights will still be in place but we won’t be doing any work”.

     

    #83099

    bobo the clown
    Participant

    Well, last Friday was the original project finish date. You know … the one they added 6 weeks to, due to all that bad weather.

    Well, I took a good lol today and if it’s finished in 5 weeks time I’ll eat my dad’s trilby.

    #83491

    Darlofan
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    <em class=”d4pbbc-italic”>There will be no roadworks over the Easter period. Really? I think that translates as “the lane closures and traffic lights will still be in place but we won’t be doing any work”.

    Also translates to “We don’t want to be paying our staff double/triple time over the Easter weekend.” :whistle:

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