Yet again another crash in the bridge at stansty. I see smashed glass there most weeks, how long can this go on
before something is done? The problems started some years ago when the likes of Homebase, Boots and other outlets
opened there. Vans of all sizes bomb through there making it a lottery whether cars and vans slow down on the approach.
The footpath under the bridge was added later. It was never intended to be there so why not move it? Most of the accidents are due to impatience. A simple give way sign at the Plas Coch end is all that is needed.
I agree with Zinger to a certain extent and it could work. The problem I foresee with a give way sign only at the Plas Coch end is that drivers approaching from that side would have to almost enter the underpass, which is at that point the narrowest, before they can see the approaching traffic. If traffic from either direction had to give way to traffic already under the bridge the problem would be solved as long as everyone observed this. I think we all know that making the underpass one way would be catastrophic.
At the moment a lot of drivers do stop at the Plas Coch end and give way, the problem occurs when you have idiots speeding through or the numpties who are intent on going in the middle of the road to avoid the sides.
Giving way at either end would be fine too, apart from the build up of traffic back to the main road at busy periods. Coming from the town end you can actually see what is coming at you but at the Plas Coch end, as Jok says, you have to get right up to the bridge. I am one of those people who pauses at that end anyway but then I have travelled through it for a good number of years & respect it. When they built the footpath they obviously didn’t foresee the future volume of traffic.
I agree that there is plenty of room if everyone keeps to their side of the road but at the Plas Coch end you don’t see the approaching traffic and the positioning of it until you are almost into the bridge. I wait until cars right at the end clear before going in. No problem passing once you are under the bridge but that bend can be a bit tight. People coming from town end see a clear run & often take the centre line.
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