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Uksake Posted on 21/10/2019 13:37
A66 and this god damn throughabout
 
Have absolutely no idea why this has actually been dreamt up. I have never had an issue on this roundabout and used it hundreds of times at peak traffic.

Looked brutal this morning with traffic heading all around the area. Anyone struggled this morning?
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bear66 Posted on 21/10/2019 13:40

A66 and this god damn throughabout
What's going to happen to the sculpture?
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OnlyInAmerica Posted on 21/10/2019 14:46

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Took 30 mins to go from Lidl to the Buccaneer at 8am
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Sortie Posted on 21/10/2019 15:53

A66 and this god damn throughabout
It amazes me that on day one of the works people don't find an alternative route or leave themselves more time to their journey.
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uberweiss Posted on 21/10/2019 17:05

A66 and this god damn throughabout
What on earth is a throughabout?
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McMordie Posted on 21/10/2019 17:10

A66 and this god damn throughabout
It's a roundabout that's just had enough.

Feels like it's just spent its life going round in circles.
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Fuchs_ache Posted on 21/10/2019 17:13

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Thereís one on Haughton Rd Darlington, The council are getting rid of it as it didnít work. [:D]
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Sortie Posted on 21/10/2019 17:13
Edited On: 21/10/2019 17:14
A66 and this god damn throughabout
Some call them hamburgers, conventional roundabout controlled by traffic signals with a route straight through the middle for A66 traffic.

Similar to the one on the eastern transport corridor at Darlington that due to be removed.

It would be interesting to look at the "modelling" that's been undertaken to prove it will work. I can't see it but that's only a hunch.
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Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 21/10/2019 17:16

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Dig a hole, lay a pre-manufactured tunnel underneath, fill in the hole. Traffic flows.
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GazC_MFC Posted on 21/10/2019 17:16

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Ye the darlo one is in the middle of changing now. It works as a roundabout now while the works get carried out already made an improvement
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Kosovo Posted on 21/10/2019 17:27
Edited On: 21/10/2019 17:29
A66 and this god damn throughabout
Whatís the traffic been like today. Went via thornaby to get home from work thinking the traffic would be bad.
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NYboro Posted on 21/10/2019 17:38

A66 and this god damn throughabout
The one in Darlo never worked - that's why they're turning it back to a roundabout.
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fluorescent_smog Posted on 21/10/2019 17:43

A66 and this god damn throughabout
A pity they can't do it like this

Link: Link
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Wev1 Posted on 21/10/2019 18:04

A66 and this god damn throughabout
"A pity they can't do it like this"

They could if they wanted to, problem there is there's a mass of old existing services of Water, Gas, Drainage, BT, Virgin, Electric etc.

Those could all be diverted without touching that roundabout though, just by drilling the services underneath.

My company worked on a bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport, diverting the existing services before it was swapped for a bigger one, which only took a couple of days.


Link: m56 bridge
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Sortie Posted on 21/10/2019 20:30

A66 and this god damn throughabout
wev, what's your company?
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Muttley Posted on 21/10/2019 20:33

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Never had a problem with the Darlo one. I suspect it is few whingeing old buffers who get lost in it? Good job there's nothing more pressing in Darlo than spending a few million on a XXXXXX roundabout.
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Sortie Posted on 21/10/2019 20:49

A66 and this god damn throughabout
It's like magic roundabouts in Swindon & Hemel, people don't like anything that's different and puts them outside their comfort zones.
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sammysmiths Posted on 22/10/2019 12:05

A66 and this god damn throughabout
Eastbound on the A174 Parkway is a bit busier towards Greystones roundabout. Obviously more commuters are choosing that route to avoid the A66. Doesn't make much difference to me as I filter off down the mad mile. Most traffic is heading towards Wilton. Apart from the idiots who want to get to the front of the queue and bang on the brakes last minute in the hope of sneaking into the queueing traffic last minute. vv4nkers!!!
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go_nads Posted on 22/10/2019 13:55

A66 and this god damn throughabout
The big problem you have is lorries using the docks etc. A bit of foresight maybe could be to utilise dockside road for HGV's and the like, have it running parallel to the A66 up to cannon park.

The money they have wasted on lights etc could have been spent on the necessary works to implement this. The A66 after Middlesbrough is just a succession of lights and bunched stop/start traffic.

None of the improvements made have actually improved traffic flow but cost millions. At peak hours it is worse, having lights means that if there is an accident or incident on the network it all gridlocks and grinds to a halt.
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riversideparmo Posted on 22/10/2019 18:57

A66 and this god damn throughabout
nightmare near the southern Cross gridlocked [:(]
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