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Old September 2nd, 2012, 11:15 AM   #321
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Now the blocking of cars going onto TyneBridge from the roundabout could be to prevent a tailback of car trying to get onto the bridge backing up onto the roundabout and therefore blocking other cars coming off the motorway trying to get into the city on Mosley and Pilgrim street. Diverting cars down towards the quayside and making them do a u turn or as I do go right round the block bad come onto the bridge past the car park. If there is a tail back of cars trying to get onto the bridge- which there is most the time- they queue down towards quayside and not blocking the roundabout.
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Great North Road northbound onto Central Motorway southbound. Not for the faint-hearted. I'd always head up Claremont Rd instead and pick it up just past claremont carpark.

The collection of yellow hatching and bus lanes between Haymarket and Prudhoe place. Often shambolic but necessary if you want to collect something of Bainbridge's dock.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 01:58 PM   #323
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Great North Road northbound onto Central Motorway southbound. Not for the faint-hearted. I'd always head up Claremont Rd instead and pick it up just past claremont carpark.
The north rd northbound at the same junction is pretty scary too - cars heading north have to cross three lanes to get to the Great North Rd exit, then the northbound lane disappears [counter intuitively] at the Claremont Place spur so you re forced into the faster middle lane.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 04:46 PM   #324
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Wow - there's a big change in altitude there for a dual carriageway..
I live in west Cumbria and there was a very congested stretch of the A595 that was due to have a by pass built in 1997, but was postponed for ten years and finally opened in 2008. Labour's roads policy was very shortsighted and all these wonderful public transport plans that were supposed to take place never happened, same as when they said in the sixties they would stop Beeching and actually sped up the process. These are reasons why I never trust Labour.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 05:17 PM   #325
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Interestingly, the new 'welcome to the city of...' road-signs, on key routes inward, that have had the added 'host city of Olympic football'....

Post-Paralympics, those signs are coming down and being sold to 'sponsors' (ie the highest bidder for ad space').

These new signs 'look like' (or are very similar to) the entrance signs to the City that always appear at the City Boundary, as you enter from Northumberland, North Tyneside, etc . . . but none of them are anywhere near the City Boundary.

What some of them seem be though, is at the 'start' of the main built-up area, coming in from whichever direction. eg, the one on the Great North Road (slip road from the A1) near Newcastle Racecourse, is about a mile or so south of the City Boundary at the Holday Inn, but is sited just where the main Newcastle Housing starts (Brunton Park/Newcastle Great Park/Melton Park) in that part of Newcastle.

Not sure if that was deliberate or not.

Was a bit confused by the seeming randomn siting of these new signs, at first. Not sure (still aren't) exactly what they are for, or what (if anything) they are intended to mark?
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When I used to visit my g/f in North Shields, the scariest part of the journey through Newcastle was joining the Central Motorway from Jesmond Rd. I always dreaded being hit by a 30 ton lorry.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 07:04 PM   #327
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When I used to visit my g/f in North Shields, the scariest part of the journey through Newcastle was joining the Central Motorway from Jesmond Rd. I always dreaded being hit by a 30 ton lorry.
Ah, but things have changed since those days, Aylett.

You can now get hit by a 44-tonner.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 07:33 PM   #328
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Ah, but things have changed since those days, Aylett.

You can now get hit by a 44-tonner.
Or a Newcastle player racing back in his Range Rover to his mansion in Darras Hall.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 04:19 PM   #329
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Percy Street

What are they doing digging up this road again?

Works happening right next to Haymarket Bus Station.

Percy Street is a mess.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 08:27 PM   #330
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Gas replacement I believe

The Western Bypass is being resurfaced again around Team Valley to the start off the A1M
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Old September 5th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #331
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The Western Bypass is being resurfaced again around Team Valley to the start off the A1M
This one is a pain at the moment, it's split just as the three lanes go into two so that the traffic that wants to stay on the A1 is forced to the outside lane and all other routes stick to the inside lane. So as normal you get the numpties that think it's a great idea to drive at 20mph because they know no-one can overtake them and it's creating huge jams at peak time.

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Old September 5th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #332
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North Newcastle £60m bypass to cut
through Newcastle Great Park

by Adrian Pearson, Evening Chronicle, September 5th 2012

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The site of a planned £60m bypass in North Newcastle, including through Newcastle Great Park

A MAJOR new £60m bypass will be built in Newcastle in the 'countryside' areas of North Newcastle, as city leaders prepare the way for thousands of new homes. City planners want to link up the A1 at the North Brunton junction to the A69, passing through Newcastle Great Park via the A696 near the Callerton Parkway Metro Station. The move would be paid for by developers keen to build a new generation of homes on Tyneside.

While the bypass will be welcomed by thousands of motorists using the congestion-hit route, it presents a new threat for campaigners looking to scupper plans by council leaders to build thousands of new homes on the edge of the city. City officials say that if or when new housing is built in the outer west, North of the A69, it will need new roads to access and service them.

Newcastle City Council wants to build 21,000 homes as part of a long-term plan to create more jobs and homes, called the One Core Strategy.


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Old September 5th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #333
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This one is a pain at the moment, it's split just as the three lanes go into one so that the traffic that wants to stay on the A1 is forced to the outside lane and all other routes stick to the inside lane. So as normal you get the numpties that think it's a great idea to drive at 20mph because they know no-one can overtake them and it's creating huge jams at peak time.
I decided to cut this off and use Birtley as a faster route...only to be presented with an absolutely insane 20mph speed limit through the whole of Birtley (from the Coach and Horses pub to the Komatsu) plant
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #334
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North Newcastle £60m bypass to cut
through Newcastle Great Park

by Adrian Pearson, Evening Chronicle, September 5th 2012

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The site of a planned £60m bypass in North Newcastle, including through Newcastle Great Park

A MAJOR new £60m bypass will be built in Newcastle in the 'countryside' areas of North Newcastle, as city leaders prepare the way for thousands of new homes. City planners want to link up the A1 at the North Brunton junction to the A69, passing through Newcastle Great Park via the A696 near the Callerton Parkway Metro Station. The move would be paid for by developers keen to build a new generation of homes on Tyneside.

While the bypass will be welcomed by thousands of motorists using the congestion-hit route, it presents a new threat for campaigners looking to scupper plans by council leaders to build thousands of new homes on the edge of the city. City officials say that if or when new housing is built in the outer west, North of the A69, it will need new roads to access and service them.

Newcastle City Council wants to build 21,000 homes as part of a long-term plan to create more jobs and homes, called the One Core Strategy.


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It will be very interesting to see a proper map of the proposed route, and whether it passes 'through' the NGP as the Chron has it or by-passes it. I can't imagine the NGP developers being too happy at having what will inevitably become a major through route (despite the single-carriageway talk) chopping right through their area.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #335
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It will be very interesting to see a proper map of the proposed route, and whether it passes 'through' the NGP as the Chron has it or by-passes it. I can't imagine the NGP developers being too happy at having what will inevitably become a major through route (despite the single-carriageway talk) chopping right through their area.
I'm not familiar with the masterplan of the NGP, but looking at the document referred to the proposed alignment is roughly on an east-west alignment skirting the northern edge of the Sage HQ and going through the middle of a housing site immediately to the west of the Sage offices.

I do worry about there being no dual carriageway options being considered. I only hope they safeguard the land and construct it in such a way that it could be expanded at a later date if necessary.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #336
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Looks as if it will pass through Woolsington (Hall) Park too - looking at the map there's not enough room to pass north of the hall.
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North Newcastle £60m bypass to cut
through Newcastle Great Park

by Adrian Pearson, Evening Chronicle, September 5th 2012

A MAJOR new £60m bypass will be built in Newcastle in the 'countryside' areas of North Newcastle, as city leaders prepare the way for thousands of new homes. City planners want to link up the A1 at the North Brunton junction to the A69, passing through Newcastle Great Park via the A696 near the Callerton Parkway Metro Station. The move would be paid for by developers keen to build a new generation of homes on Tyneside.

While the bypass will be welcomed by thousands of motorists using the congestion-hit route, it presents a new threat for campaigners looking to scupper plans by council leaders to build thousands of new homes on the edge of the city. City officials say that if or when new housing is built in the outer west, North of the A69, it will need new roads to access and service them.

Newcastle City Council wants to build 21,000 homes as part of a long-term plan to create more jobs and homes, called the One Core Strategy.


Read More - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north...#ixzz25bLr8Xq4
Wow didnt see that one coming

Suppose this road would improve access to Newcasle airport for those coming from the North and West and more importantly, relieve congestion on the kingston Park/Denton roundabouts which are nearly always busy.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #338
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Yeah NCC build all new homes out towards the airport, thats always a good idea!*

*dont mention Heathrow's third runway row
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Old September 6th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #339
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Protesters to battle plans for new bypass in Newcastle
by Adrian Pearson, The Journal, September 6th 2012


The A1, looking over towards Newcastle Great Park

PROTESTERS have promised to fight plans for a Newcastle bypass which they say would pave the way for thousands of greenbelt homes. City Council officials say they want to build a £60m bypass through North Newcastle from the A1 through to the Outer West of Newcastle, to join up with the A69.

The road is expected to be paid for by developers building the thousands of homes, yet to be approved, when Newcastle City Council’s new planning framework is finalised. At a City Council meeting last night, a petition opposing the green belt threat was handed in to city leaders, signed by almost 3,000 people. John Urquhart, one of those co-ordinating the protest plans, said: “I think that this road issue will run and run, particularly as the council seems rather confused about what it is trying to achieve, hence underlining the need for further public consultation. At least that might get their own ideas straightened out. “

He added: “Unfortunately the bypass is going across the desired lines of travel, and so apart from getting people faster to the next traffic jam, it would be counterproductive.” City officials say that if or when new housing is built in the Outer West of the city, north of the A69, it will need new roads to access and service them.


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Yeah NCC build all new homes out towards the airport, thats always a good idea!*

*dont mention Heathrow's third runway row
Building along the airport corridor makes sense as it is the only open area in Newcastle along the Metro line.
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