Thursday, 7 May 2015
Pinch-point on Henry Street
Henry Street and its continuation Higher Henry Street used to be used as a "rat run" (as such routes are called) for traffic between Dowson Road and Manchester Road wanting to avoid the main road through the town centre.
The "traffic-calming" measures introduced some years ago involved creating a "pinch-point" here where the road is reduced to 6 feet 6 inches width to prevent HGVs accessing the road. Various sections were made "one-way" so it became no longer a direct "through-route".
This is Church Street approaching the junction with Henry Street.
A contribution to signs, signs.