Motorists face delays as major works start on Newmarket Street in Hereford

Work is ongoing to transform Widemarsh Gate.

Work is ongoing to transform Widemarsh Gate.

First published in News

MOTORISTS travelling through Hereford city centre were met with delays this morning, as more major works began on Newmarket Street.

The work to Widemarsh Gate began this week with one lane closed in either direction on Newmarket Street.

During this period, traffic lights will be used to assist with regulation traffic flow and pedestrian crossing locations will be slightly altered.

The gates at the junction of Widemarsh Street and Newmarket Street will remain closed for the duration of the work to help with traffic flow.

The traffic lights at the bottom of Widemarsh Street near the Herdsman pub have been “bagged” and the left-turning exit from Widemarsh Street is now a give-way junction.

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10:15am Mon 3 Feb 14

drjazz says...

Nothing newsworthy here - I've been facing delays here for 30 odd years.

Looking forward to going 20mph along here after it's finished though - much faster than ever before.
Nothing newsworthy here - I've been facing delays here for 30 odd years. Looking forward to going 20mph along here after it's finished though - much faster than ever before. drjazz
  • Score: 17

10:22am Mon 3 Feb 14

Herefordian07 says...

The punishment will continue until morale improves!
The punishment will continue until morale improves! Herefordian07
  • Score: -5

4:02pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Aylestone Grumpy says...

Can't be bothered to queue all the way down into town to get an up to date photo then HT?!
Can't be bothered to queue all the way down into town to get an up to date photo then HT?! Aylestone Grumpy
  • Score: 5

4:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

mizza21 says...

I tell thee what my rural fellows....
Never mind bagging the lights at the Widemarsh Street junction they should blooming well bag the council and tie it up with a few bricks in it then toss it into the churning engorged girth of the river Wye as it passes through,, like one might do to an unwanted litter of Kittens.

Of course, the council is not a living entity, So would not drown if this action were to be undertaken.
The council is a construct of the local government act and as such cannot be dealt with in such a simple way, but I wish it could though I sincerely do.

I can't wait for this shared zone at Widemarsh Gate (as the idiots have taken to calling it) to appear so as I can start sharing a few things of my own.
I tell thee what my rural fellows.... Never mind bagging the lights at the Widemarsh Street junction they should blooming well bag the council and tie it up with a few bricks in it then toss it into the churning engorged girth of the river Wye as it passes through,, like one might do to an unwanted litter of Kittens. Of course, the council is not a living entity, So would not drown if this action were to be undertaken. The council is a construct of the local government act and as such cannot be dealt with in such a simple way, but I wish it could though I sincerely do. I can't wait for this shared zone at Widemarsh Gate (as the idiots have taken to calling it) to appear so as I can start sharing a few things of my own. mizza21
  • Score: 7

10:45pm Mon 3 Feb 14

William Rudd says...

Been back n forth past here all day to the tip with no traffic problems.
BECAUSE THE BLOODY LIGHTS ARE OFF.
This just goes to prove that traffic lights cause more congestion than anything else.
Been back n forth past here all day to the tip with no traffic problems. BECAUSE THE BLOODY LIGHTS ARE OFF. This just goes to prove that traffic lights cause more congestion than anything else. William Rudd
  • Score: 13

6:52pm Fri 7 Feb 14

saidflo says...

Hilarious Mizza. Why you have a minus on your thumbsies I don't know!

I also just can't wait for the shared space Widemarsh Gate zone!!!
I have visions of families crossing to reach the fast food places and dodging traffic with choking exhaust fumes from cars queueing as per usual at most times during the day.
The planners show no consideration for pedestrians and cyclists, leaving so little space on Newmarket Street for people walking. Look at the OMD from Blackfriar's Street - spacious, airy and welcoming.
Hilarious Mizza. Why you have a minus on your thumbsies I don't know! I also just can't wait for the shared space Widemarsh Gate zone!!! I have visions of families crossing to reach the fast food places and dodging traffic with choking exhaust fumes from cars queueing as per usual at most times during the day. The planners show no consideration for pedestrians and cyclists, leaving so little space on Newmarket Street for people walking. Look at the OMD from Blackfriar's Street - spacious, airy and welcoming. saidflo
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

JollyJesterTwo says...

Traffic blocked all the way down Eign Road most days, forcing Hereford bound vehicles to speed along residential streets such as a Lichfield Avenue. I thought this work was to be carried out at night?
Traffic blocked all the way down Eign Road most days, forcing Hereford bound vehicles to speed along residential streets such as a Lichfield Avenue. I thought this work was to be carried out at night? JollyJesterTwo
  • Score: 0

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