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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...le-7639310
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#2
(20/08/2014, 10:56)Dan Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...le-7639310

Oh i bet thats gonna be fun for drivers and passengers!
Its already really busy!
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I agree with the proposals in principle.

The Scotswood Bridge junction certainly needs improvement. It is the roundabout which causes much of the congestion. To make traffic flow freely would, in my opinion, require the roundabout to be scrapped and replaced with some sort of GSJ from the west which, in turn, would allow a dual carriageway to be constructed. However, that's easier said than done.

The dualing of Grandstand Road shouldn't prove to be that much of a problem. It's the Blue House Roundabout to Haddricks Mill section which will prove problematic. The road, as it stands, is probably wide enough to accommodate two lanes without a central reservation, but with bus stops and parked cars to consider, it's going to be tricky.
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(20/08/2014, 13:57)AdamY Wrote: I agree with the proposals in principle.

The Scotswood Bridge junction certainly needs improvement. It is the roundabout which causes much of the congestion. To make traffic flow freely would, in my opinion, require the roundabout to be scrapped and replaced with some sort of GSJ from the west which, in turn, would allow a dual carriageway to be constructed. However, that's easier said than done.

The dualing of Grandstand Road shouldn't prove to be that much of a problem. It's the Blue House Roundabout to Haddricks Mill section which will prove problematic. The road, as it stands, is probably wide enough to accommodate two lanes without a central reservation, but with bus stops and parked cars to consider, it's going to be tricky.

Should take out that Roundabout and have 4 Way Traffic Lights. As that Roundabout is Dangerous.
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#5
Pedestrianisation is a funny thing in my opinion - traffic may be moved away from a certain road or street, but it always ends up somewhere else.

(20/08/2014, 15:44)NEBCD Malarkey Wrote: Should take out that Roundabout and have 4 Way Traffic Lights. As that Roundabout is Dangerous.

A lot of the traffic queues on the Gateshead side, are caused by traffic signals.
Coming south over the Tyne Bridge, the traffic is not allowed to flow, due in part to the sequence of lights in Gateshead.
Coming from Gateshead into Newcastle over the Redheugh Bridge, traffic is often at a standstill, due to the sequence of lights up St James Boulevard.

The Heworth roundabout used to flow great - until lights were installed.

In each of those locations, it is possible to be stopped by a red light and nothing coming from another direction.

Low Fell - depending on how unlucky you are, it is possible to hit each and everyone on, on red.

Dreading the drive through Birtley, once it is finished.
Upto 6 sets of lights (including a pedestrian crossing), in less than a mile!

There must be a better alternative.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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#6
Haddricksmill was a right faff on when I was driving round it last summer!
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(20/08/2014, 23:15)tyresmoke Wrote: Haddricksmill was a right faff on when I was driving round it last summer!

Yeah, the whole double-roundabout could be simplified.
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#8
Never knew Northumberland Street was open to Traffic, well at least during my lifetime anyway, great to see Photos like this from the past.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/markh737/17154906246/
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(17/04/2015, 22:27)Malarkey Wrote: Never knew Northumberland Street was open to Traffic, well at least during my lifetime anyway, great to see Photos like this from the past.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/markh737/17154906246/

Remember it well.

My parents used to take me to Wimpy (now Burger King) and I used to sit upstairs and watch the buses go by.

Northumberland Street also used to be the main thoroughfare for the A1 before Central Motorway East, Tyne Tunnel and the Newcastle Western By-pass were constructed.

This and other images can be found on Skyscraper City.

[Image: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3256...6815_b.jpg]
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(18/04/2015, 00:48)MurdnunoC Wrote: Remember it well.

My parents used to take me to Wimpy (now Burger King) and I used to sit upstairs and watch the buses go by.

Northumberland Street also used to be the main thoroughfare for the A1 before Central Motorway East, Tyne Tunnel and the Newcastle Western By-pass were constructed.

This and other images can be found on Skyscraper City.

[Image: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3256...6815_b.jpg]
What were the reasons behind Pedestrianising Northumberland Street, and which year did this take place, looking at that Photo I dont think we would ever see it reopen to traffic.
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