Monday, 13 February 2012

We have a new One Way System..................................... the chaos is easing

A few of weeks ago they started to put in a gyratory system to ease the traffic through Northwich.
To be honest it was becoming a real problem with long queues during busy periods.

 The first couple of weeks were chaotic as they closed some roads to relay them during the day.
 I had a stroll into town on Sunday morning to see how it was all coming along.

 The plastic barriers make it all look a bit like a racing circuit.

Looking back up Castle Hill 
The traffic lights are all having to be replaced.

As are the road signs

Although there are still plenty of temporary ones.

Town Bridge. 
Outsiders driving through for the first time have no problems... 

 ... it's the locals that have been struggling.
You should see how tentative they are driving on what is to them the wrong side of the road.

 The outside lane here used to go straight on.

I think the barriers brighten up the town quite well.

 There is still quite a bit of work to be done.

Back at the beginning at the bottom of Castle Hill.
It took me ages taking these images... it was busier than it looks.
I was trying to avoid having vehicles in my images.

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your barricades are rather like peppermint striping. :) teaching those old driving dogs some new tricks...

Rohrerbot said...

As an outsider, this looks scary and confusing. I'll stick with a taxi:)

Gary said...

I'd be lost Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

Woops, I won't be going there..............

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

No matter where it is, road construction always makes me nervous when driving through it, especially at night!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

You should have a job with the local council taking photos like this. They would love you .... Barrier and road cone craze around our area at the moment

holdingmoments said...

That all looks like total chaos to me Andrew lol

Kay said...

I can just imagine what chaos that would create here in SoCal if they tried to do something like that here.

Carole M. said...

I'm guessing peak hour will be the big test! Once the regulars start getting used it, the rest will follow. Is quite daunting facing up to those diversions for the first time though.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It all looks very confusing to me but then again, everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road over there so what should I expect? (;^))

Fábio Martins said...

"like a race" :o)

Sondra said...

GOOD luck trying to get around it all Andrew..lol it looks very confusing to me---IT is bright tho!!

heyBJK said...

Your system is certainly different from ours. I'll say one thing, they definitely mark it well. If your drivers are anything like ours, though, somebody won't figure it out. :-)

Gillian Olson said...

I do like the colourful barriers. Hope your one way system works better than our roundabouts, lots of drivers still unclear on who has the right of way. :)

Sandra said...

hope this works and it scares me silly to think of driving and trying to figure out what to do

The Herald said...

Andrew, I bet as soon as people get used to it the 'big brains' will decide to give it a tweak and cause more confusion!!

I bet the boy racers love it?...[;o)

NixBlog said...

Oh dear! It looks like an obstacle course and full of traps for the unwary or tourist drivers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Yikes! I think I'd take the bus.

Preschool Math Online said...

nice one..