Cirencester Park access road

moulesy replied on 07/06/2020 16:26

Posted on 07/06/2020 16:26

We were out walking near Cirencester today so thought we'd divert to wander past the club site to see how things looked.

Well, not sure if this is good news or bad, but the access road has been diverted.. 

So - good news - for anyone with a pothole aversion - it's been resurfaced and the tarmac is now billiard table smooth (apart from the inevitable speed humps!)

Not such good news - instead of a long straight road with plenty of wide stretches to allow for units to pass it is now very narrow and winding, with large boulders each side at the entrance and just a couple of small lay bys for passing, so heaven help you if you meet another unit coming in or out.

I can't see any practical alternative to the "off by 12 and no arrivals before 1" arrangement. We'll just have to wait and see - well, not us obviously! wink

MikeyA replied on 30/06/2020 19:24

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:18 by EasyT

Making the beat of a bad job perhaps

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:24

Unfortunately it will end up looking like a botch up. A nice machine laid tarmac roadway with hand laid add-ons.  frown

EasyT replied on 30/06/2020 19:28

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:24 by MikeyA

Unfortunately it will end up looking like a botch up. A nice machine laid tarmac roadway with hand laid add-ons.  frown

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:28

If done properly as a narrow widening it should be fine/ If

MikeyA replied on 30/06/2020 19:32

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:28 by EasyT

If done properly as a narrow widening it should be fine/ If

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:32

You wouldn't be happy if this was your driveway. 

 

JVB66 replied on 30/06/2020 19:32

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:24 by MikeyA

Unfortunately it will end up looking like a botch up. A nice machine laid tarmac roadway with hand laid add-ons.  frown

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:32

If the work is being done by the clubs contractor from Pershore it will not be done without the correct equipmentwink

EasyT replied on 30/06/2020 19:38

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:32 by MikeyA

You wouldn't be happy if this was your driveway. 

 

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:38

As a retired highway engineer I can state that, if done properly it will be fine. I know how I would do it. 

SteveL replied on 30/06/2020 20:32

Posted on 30/06/2020 20:32

More to the point if they are only lengthening  the laybyes it will still be tight if a caravan and MH have to pass. Road is 3 metres, laybyes supposedly 2 metres. Plus a little wriggle room by moving the rocks back. It should at least be possible though, which wasn't the case before.

JVB66 replied on 30/06/2020 20:41

Posted on 30/06/2020 20:32 by SteveL

More to the point if they are only lengthening  the laybyes it will still be tight if a caravan and MH have to pass. Road is 3 metres, laybyes supposedly 2 metres. Plus a little wriggle room by moving the rocks back. It should at least be possible though, which wasn't the case before.

Posted on 30/06/2020 20:41

There was plenty of space to pass in most areas on the old road especially where the semi derelict building is /was   and as the road surface was poor it also kept the speed down for most drivers   which will not be so on a nice flat surfaced roadsurprised

DavidKlyne replied on 30/06/2020 20:51

Posted on 30/06/2020 19:13 by snootiagouti

Things are starting to happen. Not only has there been ‘marking out’ but also some excavations! 

Some of the lay-bys are being extended, with corners being lopped off to make access to them easier. The blind bend is being made gentler, but will still be pretty blind. A lot of the rocks have been pushed about 6 inches further from the carriageway. 

 

 

 

Posted on 30/06/2020 20:51

Thanks for taking the time to take the photos and share on here, that also goes for your previous efforts. Does make the debate a bit more informed.

David

huskydog replied on 30/06/2020 22:44

Posted on 30/06/2020 22:44

There is an easy answer to this , when you arrive at one end of the road ,just get your other half to run to the other end of the road and lay down , thus stopping any traffic from driving down , then they could text to say it’s ok to drive down , just remember to stop before running other half over surprised

SteveL replied on 30/06/2020 23:17

Posted on 30/06/2020 22:44 by huskydog

There is an easy answer to this , when you arrive at one end of the road ,just get your other half to run to the other end of the road and lay down , thus stopping any traffic from driving down , then they could text to say it’s ok to drive down , just remember to stop before running other half over surprised

Posted on 30/06/2020 23:17

According to Google it is 0.23 of a mile. OH isn't that good at sprinting, so could take a while.😀