So Mr Ridgway (29/11/2012) has all the answers and propaganda to support a Longdendale By-Pass
but what he completely avoids is where the extra 40,000 HGV`s and cars produced
by this by-pass will end up, as declared in the Public Inquiry Highways Agency documents.
Let me tell him facts not propaganda in that the vast increase in vehicles from Sheffield,Leeds,Hull etc
using the by-pass heading via the M67 and onwards will completely halt everything at Hyde as they crawl at 1-3 mph towards Junction 24 of the M60 at Denton.
Of course what you do not hear is the A57 towards Manchester from the M67 begins in 4 lanes then 3,then 2 and then just 1 at Reddish Bridge,so the 9000 max inhabitants in Longdendale will derive some benefit compared with the extra road hell let loose for 47,000 residents in Denton and Audenshaw who already live in the largest air polluted region in the UK North and that`s also a fact.
Notice how the By-Pass picture debate shows 3 Longdendale politicians and a Tameside leader who decide what to do without "any reference whatsoever towards the intended M67/M6O total blockage for 3 miles" prove me wrong Mr Ridgway,I really do have the facts,and why no HGV ban over the years ?????????????
If anyone is unaware of the destruction to the countryside this unwanted by-pass would cause if ever built, do watch the video above J.Hall's letter where the proposed route is explained. Tameside Citizen
Just to illustrate a point raised by J Hall. Take a look at this photograph I took today while stuck in a lengthy queue on the approach to the Denton interchange. The reason for the queue today was possibly football traffic. Imagine how bad it would be all the time if traffic quadrupled following the building of the unwanted (by most!) bypass? The people of Tintwistle, Mottram and Longdendale may have less traffic to upset their rural idyll, but the overall issue of congestion would not be solved because, as J Hall correctly states, it would just get snarled up at a bottleneck further down, either at M67 J1 as pictured here, or at the point where Hyde Rd is reduced to one lane.
And on the subject of jams. Take a look at the picture below taken today on the approach to Stalybridge Road at Mottram. Poor old L.S.Lowry whose house is a third of the way down on the right wouldn't have been impressed if he were still around to see it. It appears the people who predicted the nearby Tesco superstore would create chaos on the roads were right as ever since the Tesco opened, this road has been plagued by worse than usual jams. By the way, what happened to the 'jobs for locals' the local Labour Mafiosi promised would be created when Tesco opened?