Gresford roundabout – Accident waiting to happen

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  • #173286

    Huw
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    Some people really struggle to cope with change don’t they?! I don’t think the lane markings on the Gresford roundabout are very well marked/planned out but as long as you stay WITHIN YOUR LANE everybody should be OK. Coming off Chester Road (Wrexham side) the middle lane is now THE ONLY LANE FOR A483 TOWARDS CHESTER. This lane can also be used for Gresford though. Some people (most noticibly Audi drivers!) still think by getting in the right hand lane to go onto A483 and cutting in is a good idea. I witnessed a double decker bus going around in the correct MIDDLE lane to Gresford this morning with an Audi nearly getting stuck under his wheels trying to go onto the A483 in the right hand lane. It’s a matter of time before there is a bad accident at that point guaranteed!

    #173287

    wrexhamlilly
    Participant

    Another accident waiting to happen is where you have 4 lanes, 2 to go up Chester Road towards the town, 1 to go up onto the A483 towards Oswestry and 1 to go around towards Pandy / Gresford Industrial Estate / A483 towards Chester. I use the roundabout every day and the number of drivers using the SECOND lane, which is to go up Chester Road towards the town, to go up onto the A483 towards Oswestry is unbelievable. If they looked closely they would see they are actually crossing over a solid white line and doing a sharp turn into the lane for the A483. They have cut me up no end of times and have the cheek to beep their horns at me for being in the correct lane. I have actually emailed the highways department about it, but not heard anything as yet. I dread seeing a car pull along side me in that second lane.

    #173304

    pete
    Participant

    It would help if they painted names on the lanes too to make it clear, but it seems to be council policy to leave everything ambiguous. Same with all the roundabouts along the link road.

    #173309
    Owain Glyndwr
    Owain Glyndwr
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    The Council have a plan …

    To be born Welsh is to be born privileged, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but with music in your blood, and poetry in your soul.

    #173324
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    It would help if they painted names on the lanes too to make it clear, but it seems to be council policy to leave everything ambiguous. Same with all the roundabouts along the link road.

    Probably avoiding the problem of putting names in both English and Welsh.

    #173326

    zinger
    Participant

    It would help if they painted names on the lanes too to make it clear, but it seems to be council policy to leave everything ambiguous. Same with all the roundabouts along the link road.

    Probably avoiding the problem of putting names in both English and Welsh.

    That wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t translate Welsh village & street names into English.

    #173333

    wrexhamlilly
    Participant

    Had a new one last night. Driver in the SECOND lane for Chester Road cut across to go towards Pandy. The mind boggles.

    #173336

    WreX-iT
    Participant

    SO it is a confusing roundabout or are a lot of drivers a load of stupid c***s who shouldn’t be on the road?

    #173343

    zinger
    Participant

    Try coming off the Llanypwll Link Road to take the turn for Gresford village. You would expect to turn right as the arrow under the bridge points that way. Arrows on the left & centre lanes indicate to go straight. Thinks!!! These must be for Bluebell Lane, Pandy, the Industrial Estate & the bypass towards Chester, but no. You follow the lines & all of a sudden, as if by afterthought, a right turn arrow appears, to go back under the bypass which makes the lane you are following lead straight on to the Llantpwll Link Road which you have recently vacated.

    There was never a problem with the lines from Llanypwll to Gresford village before. You certainly have to have your wits about you. Anyone not having any knowledge of the area might have serious difficulties.

    #173347
    dagg
    dagg
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    The Council have a plan …

    That looks like me with the flag.

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