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Traffic lights to be installed at busy Burnley roundabout to ease traffic

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic lights to be installed at busy Burnley roundabout to ease traffic Traffic lights to be installed at busy Burnley roundabout to ease traffic

TRAFFIC lights are set to be installed on a busy roundabout to ease long tailbacks, it has been announced.

Council bosses have confirmed that signals are set to be installed on the southern roundabout at the top of Westway within the next few weeks.

Traffic lights were introduced at the first roundabout - and the middle spur ‘filled in’ - last July and have proved successful after early teething troubles.

And it is hoped that the development will help to unlock the potential of the soon-to-be developed Burnley Knowledge Park, Heasandford and Rossendale Road.

Coun Shah Hussain, regeneration cabinet member, said in a report: “Work is due to commence in the next few weeks to signalise the southern roundabout at the M65 Gannow junction.

“This should have a major beneficial effect on traffic flows to and from Burnley town centre.

“The council has also been working with the county council to identify key junction improvements, particularly around the town centre and on the M65 that will assist in unlocking further economic growth in the borough.”

The funding for works will be requested as part a ‘Local Growth Deal’, which has been submitted to Whitehall by the Lancashire Economic Partnership.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle has welcomed the announcement after being caught in a serious jam trying to reach Gannow roundabout this week.

He said: “Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move wholeheartedly.

“The lights were installed on the other roundabout and they have worked perfectly. This is a very heavily-trafficked area - the other night I was queued back to the traffic lights near Trafalgar Street."

Coun Matthew Isherwood, a Conservative who represents Cliviger and Worsthorne, has also led calls to improve the road network along the Accrington Road corridor ahead of tenants being secured for the newly-opened Burnley Bridge business park.

Under the East Lancashire Public Transport Masterplan consultation, his borough council colleagues have also prioritised improvements to the Gannow to junction nine corridor.

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10:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Burnley_Sailor85 says...

Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area?
Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area? Burnley_Sailor85
  • Score: 13

10:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

leyton says...

Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly.

hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha
Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly. hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha leyton
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

junesnews says...

About time too!! We could do with lights on the on the bottom of Active way! and on both ends of Centenary way too!! Plus if the got rid of the eyesore that is the Mitre Hotel and widened the junction there it would help!
About time too!! We could do with lights on the on the bottom of Active way! and on both ends of Centenary way too!! Plus if the got rid of the eyesore that is the Mitre Hotel and widened the junction there it would help! junesnews
  • Score: 4

10:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

leyton wrote:
Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly.

hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha
Yes it's people like me, getting a better deal on my shopping in Burnley
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly. hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha[/p][/quote]Yes it's people like me, getting a better deal on my shopping in Burnley Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

leyton wrote:
Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly.

hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha
And the Bellwipe spouts his unique brand of mong.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly. hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha[/p][/quote]And the Bellwipe spouts his unique brand of mong. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 4

12:43am Sat 5 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

Dingle country , say no more. !
Dingle country , say no more. ! Steven11
  • Score: -9

9:18am Sat 5 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Burnley_Sailor85 wrote:
Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area?
The problem is that these fine road schemes are dreamed up by someone sat behind a desk in Preston. That person has no local knowledge but is empowered to play with the roads like a child would.


Many of us will remember how easy it once was to cross Burnley using the network of roads. Nowadays these 'experts' have managed to design a road system that forces all traffic to negotiate the same roundabout, little wonder there is traffic chaos.

Instead of playing with their computer models it might be more beneficial if they visited the area and took a look at the alternatives, rather than pushing out something that looks pretty but is inefficient.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley_Sailor85[/bold] wrote: Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area?[/p][/quote]The problem is that these fine road schemes are dreamed up by someone sat behind a desk in Preston. That person has no local knowledge but is empowered to play with the roads like a child would. Many of us will remember how easy it once was to cross Burnley using the network of roads. Nowadays these 'experts' have managed to design a road system that forces all traffic to negotiate the same roundabout, little wonder there is traffic chaos. Instead of playing with their computer models it might be more beneficial if they visited the area and took a look at the alternatives, rather than pushing out something that looks pretty but is inefficient. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 7

9:21am Sat 5 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Steven11 wrote:
Dingle country , say no more. !
Have they let you home for the weekend? Does it excite you using the word 'Dingle'?
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: Dingle country , say no more. ![/p][/quote]Have they let you home for the weekend? Does it excite you using the word 'Dingle'? DaveBurnley
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Sat 5 Apr 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

So. We are not allowed to comment on that specimen, who is an excuse for human existance. She is the most ugliest piece of sh!!e I have ever seen. Only someone out of sheer desperation would want to marry that. I'd rather f**k a pig!
So. We are not allowed to comment on that specimen, who is an excuse for human existance. She is the most ugliest piece of sh!!e I have ever seen. Only someone out of sheer desperation would want to marry that. I'd rather f**k a pig! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Mikeee47 says...

Burnley_Sailor85 wrote:
Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area?
far too easy for the council that. hey lets do the more expensive route and spend millions. plus cause the motorist disruption at the same time..
[quote][p][bold]Burnley_Sailor85[/bold] wrote: Surely removing the dead end at the point where Accrington Rd meets Hambledon approach, next to Tay St nursery, would allow those traveling from town / Burnham gate towards Barclay Hills / Rosegrove to bypass the Gannow Junction roundabouts, also easing the traffic in this area?[/p][/quote]far too easy for the council that. hey lets do the more expensive route and spend millions. plus cause the motorist disruption at the same time.. Mikeee47
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Sat 5 Apr 14

leyton says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly.

hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha
And the Bellwipe spouts his unique brand of mong.
have you ever seen a bigger moronic cretin that this one. i doubt it.Spouts his or her bile about everything contributes nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: Burnley is so busy these days that the traffic at that roundabout is immense so I would support this move whole heartedly. hahaha and the reason is moron ;that you keep closing more roads and also makng them thinner with obstacles in them bizarre .Does the cretin actually think Burnley is getting busier hahahahahaha[/p][/quote]And the Bellwipe spouts his unique brand of mong.[/p][/quote]have you ever seen a bigger moronic cretin that this one. i doubt it.Spouts his or her bile about everything contributes nothing. leyton
  • Score: -2

11:56pm Sat 5 Apr 14

jaffa90 says...

What a shame, i like roundabouts because a lot of motorists don`t know how to use them, they will wait behind the give way line for the vehicle 50 yards to their right also behind a give way line to proceed (hoping I`m not behind them).
The ruling is give way to vehicles ON the roundabout (or immediate right).
If I had my way I would educate motorists how to use them and remove all traffic lights in lightly used roads.
What a shame, i like roundabouts because a lot of motorists don`t know how to use them, they will wait behind the give way line for the vehicle 50 yards to their right also behind a give way line to proceed (hoping I`m not behind them). The ruling is give way to vehicles ON the roundabout (or immediate right). If I had my way I would educate motorists how to use them and remove all traffic lights in lightly used roads. jaffa90
  • Score: 0

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