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« on: August 28, 2013, 07:01:38 pm »

It would appear that the Featherstone highway plan is possibly to make them look as bad as the hand picked property recently portrayed in the paper.
Station Lane has been signed off as complete! Really?
And then came Featherstone Lane chippings. Some one, somewhere decided it would be fun to resurface the good original surface and not the pot holed rest.
Someone must have thought they were on a roll of disruption for Featherstone roads. The cross roads at North Featherstone are not road works. They are a road closure. How can heavy traffic get around a chicane? After many weeks someone slipped up again (or not) as Loscoe Road has been shut this week. Big queues and lots of extra time just to get in and out of Featherstone. Who in their right mind would close 2 roads in the same week?
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 07:19:54 pm »

Not sure if this is correct?
It appears that due to the bad planning of the recent Featherstone highways our Fire Service cover was put in a situation where it could not operate. Where we really left with no Fire Service cover?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 07:40:17 pm »

It had to be too good to be true especially as this is Featherstone. Roll Eyes
So after closing Sewer Bridge Lane for over a week have a guess what problems remain?
Yepp, the corner is still flooding so one can assume the surface will disintegrate within 3 months.
Worse still there are now road works digging up the new surface. Yepp the drains still donít work at the Featherstone end. More tens of thousands of pounds wasted. Council, Cllrs? Lips sealed
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 09:42:39 pm »

North Featherstone looks like 4 way traffic lights for about another 4 days just as Featherstone lane resurfacing and the Green Lane link road also begin. Should take about an hour to get from North Fev to Station Lane at peak time.  Sad
Hey but who cares? Huh
If you moan too much itís political! How long can some people keep tier heads in the sand? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 09:04:58 pm »

To be expected that after 6 years and hundreds of thousands of pounds trying to mend the flooding problem on Sewer Bridge Lane, we have traffic lights this week and a hole in the new road.
Yep the flooding problem is still there..................
Yep a further disaster to travel time around Featherstone..................

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 08:26:33 pm »

Second best make do and Featherstone again this week. BT appear to be laying new cables from One Stop and up Station Lane. You had to shake your head as the path was dug up. Instead on lifting the block paving a still saw was used to cut a trench through the bricks, later to be filled with tarmac. At least it matches the crap job on filling the gulleyís.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 07:32:21 pm »

A sad but major incident on Station Lane on Friday. A driver driving down Station Lane passed out at the wheel and hit the barriers and traffic light pole outside Dransfields. The vehicle then overturned blocking Station Lane for some time.


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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 08:55:08 pm »

I am sorry but I have had to grin for the last week watching the re-surfacing works being carried out on Wilson and Maxwell Street off Station Lane. Featherstone gets 2nd best again! Why?
Where else is a road recovered without straightening sunken curbs, major pot holes being filled, grates being raised and adhesive covering applied before re-surfacing. Considering the time it has taken in batches of tarmac you could be forgiven for thinking that there is a big road job somewhere possibly Wakefield and our roads are being mended with what is left over each day.
It then gets worse apart from the tarmac coming apart like gravel and the road surface almost to the curb top in places. What appears to be spray painted crossís have appeared on the road followed today by workmen with hydraulic picks digging the road back up. You could think that someone has made a big mistake or the new surface looked to good and was showing up the town. But hey ho itís only Featherstone.
If the person responsible really wishes to do as bad a job as possible travellers are still parked on the Green Lane Industrial estate just behind the sub-station advertising such works undertaken.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 08:32:49 pm »

How many men and how many times does it take Yorkshire Water to mend a burst water pipe and fix a sunken road?
In 2014 Sewer Bridge Lane was finally closed (after 3 years of closures) for 2 weeks to replace water mains pipes in conjunction with WMDC highways improving the road. Since re-opening the road was reduced to traffic lights a further 3 times in 2014 due to drain issues.
How many times in 2015 will the road be closed, so far once to fix the drain. Yesterday and today 2 sets of traffic lights operating. One set by YEDL to trim the highway sides as the trees have snapped power cables. A second set to dig up the new road again for a burst water main. Meanwhile there is still a pond at either side of the road that is almost level. Quick sand springs to mind with vehicles acting like wacker plates.
And just to make the count 3 the new Green Lane link is also again dug up and has traffic lights. Thatís just before you get to Station Lane and BT digging up the same trench someone else dug 6 months ago.
Suppose it just confirms all new roads stop at Fev, but who cares unless youíre always in the queue!
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 09:20:46 pm »

Catching up with this yearís Sewerbridge Road closures this year.
No 4. Feb traffic lights fitted over 2 weeks to clear the verges.
No 5. Saturday/ Monday 4th/5th July. After Heavy rain the road flooded as usual. The back pressure in the drains blew back up the manholes and lifted the metal manhole grates on to the road. A driver hit one of these grates and crashed. He has received serious injuries to his back with complications.
No 6. 22nd July. The new mains water pipe running from Sheffield to Leeds has another fault. The road is on traffic lights for up to a week while it is dug up in at least 2 locations.
Only another few £10s of thousands wasted and Featherstone suffering. However a couple more and there should be enough for a public enquiry application. Yes that should get some blinked persons attention at this point.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 10:09:24 pm »

Hurray!
Just 2 weeks of traffic lights this time that have now gone................

That easy..........................

Na!

The 2 weeks were apparently just for tests. Sounds like the pipe has to come up. Sad

And this is nothing to do with the flooding which is still a separate problem. Not a Cllr in sight Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 08:18:16 pm »

Good job Yorkshire Water cleaned the drains or Featherstone would have flooded more than it did.  However Featherstone did flood and in some not surprising new areas! The Purston OAP bungalows pipe that was broke must not have been mended as the sand bags that donít exist came out again and are still there.
An interesting comment was that all properties that flood must declare so when selling property. If you donít declare then the buyer can claim. So basically because of inadequate drains home owners will lose 10% of value. Who is liable for the loss?
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 05:54:48 pm »

No8: Yet another 2 days set of traffic lights this week on Sewerbridge Lane. I wonder if we will get to 10 in the this years record? But hey no one who should, cares! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2015, 05:38:20 pm »

No9. Almost missed the day and a half of traffic lights this week to dig a new hole. The structure of the road must be well compromised by now. It should start breaking up anytime. But hey, who cares? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2015, 02:57:33 pm »

So a year on from just over £500k spent to fix the problems and the road has been dug up 9 times and has been closed several times due to flooding. Wouldn't it have been more productive to give Featherstone the £500k and ignore the original problem?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2015, 03:16:40 pm »

Oh dear, Oh dear as I read the next plan and shake my head and grin  Grin. At last SOME of the paths on Station Lane are to be repaired. Na , it couldn't be that easy. The paths proposed are also due to be dug up just after they are finished as electrical and water services are under "on going repairs". Their might be a small window for a political glory picture.
Their must be a plan to destroy Station Lane as also included is the narrowing of the road. Probably the only way to tackle the speeding problems that wont have any affect.  Roll Eyes



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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2016, 02:42:00 pm »

How long does it take to change a pipe in Featherstone? Northern Gas recon about 2 weeks. Get ready for Station Lane closed for 2 weeks and more weeks later. There is a meeting on Tuesday at the Last orders. Classic mistake there is no advertised time. After a call the meeting is between 4pm and 6pm.
My opinion, how the hell does it take 2 weeks to change a pipe? Huh

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 08:19:13 pm »

It rained fairly hard this week but not to the extremes we are seeing now regularly each year. Common side lane was brought to snail pace as the road flooded as usual. Drain covers again blew off as the manholes overflowed. The same manholes that had caused serious injury over a year ago to a driver.
A week of traffic lights on Wakefield Road for drain cleaning didn't help as the road flooded quicker than ever. The new pop factory development will definitely flood Priory Road as the council reports say on the planning application.
Had to laugh as I was stopped at a red light on Wakefield Road drain cleaning. Looked like a piece of sewer pipe got sucked up and pulled out of the man hole. A big chunk a man could just carry. What made me grin is the drain cleaning man picked it up, walked across the grass to the LINPAC beck and threw it in. Wonder how many more bits went in? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 09:01:55 pm »

Day one and not a busy day due to the Holidays but as predicted a complete disaster.
Lets take a look at the botch up.
You will read from the letter given by Northern gas that the works are for 2 weeks. Why do the signs say 3 weeks?
Council preparation? So far none other than ignoring genuine concerns. Green Lane needs cones to stop parking. Council say NO. Road signs that say 1 hour from Ackton to LINPAC. Council say no.
It appears as the crap began hitting the good people at WMDC an effort was made last week to create a shuttle bus service from Green lane to Station Lane. As it takes 28 days to tender the contract the bus should be running in about 5 weeks.
The cost to Featherstone retail shops looks about £50 to £200 per shop per day with deliveries cancelled to anywhere over the lines.
Meanwhile looks like the workmen are on a 9 am to 4pm shift. Not 24hours at it should.
One Taxi man tells the story so very well on Facebook with his video. Not sure if this link will work for you all.
Today was just a sample. Worse is to come. As usual not a Cllr in sight...... Roll Eyes

https://www.facebook.com/ferret40/videos/vb.1611897076/10207525213961101/?type=2&theater


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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 10:55:02 pm »

It would be nice to have a night off reporting about the Lane closure but hey this is WMDC we are dealing with and a gas company who think they can pull the wool over our eyes. Roll Eyes
WMDC received complaints are running high but no action other than 2 attempts today to relocate a sign. If you have tried to drive up station lane you will have met one lane almost blocked with road closure signs. After several near misses and a scrapped vehicle contractors we made to alter the signs. 1st attempt was to move one sign 12 " in and put another in front of it. Attempt 2 was to pull the signs to the curb. The 2nd go at least is reasonable. Don't you just love the planning and lack of checks we are paying for! Roll Eyes
Common Side lane still a disaster and a battle on Green Lane. A HGV driver trying to force his way was forced to reverse to allow traffic.
As usual not a Cllr in sight Roll Eyes
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