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Offline Midlander

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2015, 09:13:42 AM »
Well, I drove to work again yesterday, once again, Whitehill Way had a continous flow of traffic along it, took me some time to join the road. I always used to think there must be a lot of people living in Grange Park, until I found out it was the RWB traffic travelling via Hook.

Yes Mead Way was jammed, mainly due to traffic turning right from Whitehill Way,

Next was Akers Way, jammed up as usual, only because of the school traffic of course. So much better during the school holidays, you can travel anywhere then without a problem!

Back to cycling today, any yes a very long wait for the temporary lights at Bruce Street Bridges. The area the other side of the lights is a bit of a maze, it's a case of having to figure out  where the temporary fences lead you to!

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2015, 10:32:12 PM »
I have been in contact with Mr Heenan about the road from tescos to B & Q, and how last Saturday it took me from 11.41 to 12.48 to do the journey, he has replied last night to say, that he did it Thursday morning at 09.10, in under 5 minutes from tescos to the oasis complex, polaris house etc. anybody else done it so quick while the bridge traffic is gridlocking the road??

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #82 on: November 14, 2015, 01:03:02 PM »
I have been in contact with Mr Heenan about the road from tescos to B & Q, and how last Saturday it took me from 11.41 to 12.48 to do the journey, he has replied last night to say, that he did it Thursday morning at 09.10, in under 5 minutes from tescos to the oasis complex, polaris house etc. anybody else done it so quick while the bridge traffic is gridlocking the road??

I used to live near Tesco's and always avoided that journey on a Saturday as it was always much busy than during the week. I think Dale's journey time is possible as the traffic tends to ease off after 9.00 during the week. I personally choose to start work at 9.30am for the same reason.

I now live in Abbey Meads, so my commute takes me through Bruce Street in the opposite direction. Before the works, my journey to and from work took 25 minutes each way between 9.10 - 9.35 am and 6.00 - 6.25pm.

Since Bruce Street started, it now takes 30 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes in the evening, so Bruce Street has added 5 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. I try to work flexibly to avoid the busiest times as it would be much worse otherwise.

If Dale is travelling from Transfer Bridges to Polaris House he only has to endure half of the queue as he isn't going across the roundabout. Dale's commute to work doesn't take him across the roundabout. Ask him how long it takes him to get home in the evening and you might get a different answer.

For me, that stretch of Great Western Way between Bruce Street and Transfer Bridges has always been a no-go zone on a Saturday regardless of road works.

The works in Cheney Manor caused me more disruption than the work to the roundabout itself. Earlier in the year it took me an hour to get from Bruce Street to Akers Way. 

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2015, 02:27:28 PM »
thanks for that, due to the bridge closure, at the moment, I find it hard not to find the road from Tescos and the one along gypsy lane\bridge end road completely blocked no matter what time of day, and the road works at bruce st make that part of the route along Cirencester way almost grid locked at all times..

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2016, 10:35:47 AM »
Well, I drove a car for the first time this year on Friday, and of course I visited a number of places around the town I can't normally get to by bus.
Popped down to "Royal" Wootton Bassett, to do some shopping in Iceland, and found I had to pay for parking - even for disabled badge holders! A bit surprising, but perhaps this is due to the "Royal" bit added to the name, you have to pay to visit the town now. Anyway it didn't matter, I don't mind paying, and besides I was able to claim it back when shopping.
Heading back to Swindon I took a wrong turning and ended up driving down Hook Street - however that wasn't easy. I quickly lost count of the cars coming the other way. No wonder the Hook residents are asking for a gate to be installed, and no wonder Whitehill Way/Mead Way is always full of traffic! The road was far busier than the dual carriageway between Mannington and Blagrove Roundabouts which we traveled along to get there.
Later on I headed round the new Bruce St Bridges Roundabout for the first time since the restructure, however I was disappointed to find "Part Time Traffic Lights"! Is the purpose of these to save money on electricity? We were stuck there for quite some time due to the heavy traffic on Great Western Way, and the traffic lights never came on!
I was just glad to get back on my bicycle, so much easier to get around the town.

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Re: Bruce Street Bridges Roadworks Could Take Another Year
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2016, 08:47:20 PM »
I don't come into Swindon so much these days.
When I visited, last week, I was held up in traffic (about 10:00am) at Bruce Street Bridges.
I thought that was all finished now 🙄.
I think they were working on drain covers
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