If it's not broken, don't fix Wirral bridge

Tower Road bridge

Tower Road bridge

First published in Letters

IN his response to my previous letter regarding the junction at Birkenhead Road and the Four Bridges, Cllr Adrian Jones seems to miss the salient point, which is the turning of a free-flowing junction into a rush-hour bottle neck.

He states that the funding for this comes jointly from Merseyside Transport Partnership and the Department of Transport for sustainable transport measures.

While this is an excellent scheme, I still feel that any funds received would be better utilised on areas that needed improving, and not wasted on a junction that did not need changing.

Surely Cllr Jones must have heard of the old adage "If it’s not broken, don’t fix it."

Bill Peters, Wallasey

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12:03pm Tue 18 Feb 14

ballacrain says...

Mr Jones may one day learn just how wrong it was to alter this junction when he becomes stuck in traffic.

Ballacrain
Mr Jones may one day learn just how wrong it was to alter this junction when he becomes stuck in traffic. Ballacrain ballacrain
  • Score: 6

1:41pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Sargon says...

Cllr Jones is, unfortunately, a shining example of what is wrong with Wirral Council. Not only have they completely ruined the Tower Road junction (it took them a few goes, mind, but now they really have done it I think), but the recent and ridiculously protracted resurfacing works were carried out by a contractor who was clearly incapable of resurfacing moving bridges, so now we have another ignominious closure of the Four Bridges. Wirral Council blame this on the bridge being old, an outrageous excuse covering up yet another incompetent decision made by this not-fit-for-purpose council.
Cllr Jones is, unfortunately, a shining example of what is wrong with Wirral Council. Not only have they completely ruined the Tower Road junction (it took them a few goes, mind, but now they really have done it I think), but the recent and ridiculously protracted resurfacing works were carried out by a contractor who was clearly incapable of resurfacing moving bridges, so now we have another ignominious closure of the Four Bridges. Wirral Council blame this on the bridge being old, an outrageous excuse covering up yet another incompetent decision made by this not-fit-for-purpose council. Sargon
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

piermaster says...

My view is that the whole area was in need of the work that has been done! the area from Seacombe ferry through to the first bridge was a complete mess, dead trees, bad pavements full of trip hazzards, cyclists fighting for the sidewalk along with pedestrians, I could go on but I wont, I think the area is now first class and a credit to the folks who both did the work along with those who planned the regeneration of that whole side of the road!!

Keep up the great work Cllr Jones and dont let the "naysayers" influence your need to do the very best for your ward along with your fellow councillors

Thank You all
My view is that the whole area was in need of the work that has been done! the area from Seacombe ferry through to the first bridge was a complete mess, dead trees, bad pavements full of trip hazzards, cyclists fighting for the sidewalk along with pedestrians, I could go on but I wont, I think the area is now first class and a credit to the folks who both did the work along with those who planned the regeneration of that whole side of the road!! Keep up the great work Cllr Jones and dont let the "naysayers" influence your need to do the very best for your ward along with your fellow councillors Thank You all piermaster
  • Score: -3

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