SJ8293 : Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West
Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West
This wide dual carriageway was constructed in the late 1920s, and connects to a widened Hardy Lane, which terminates at Hardy Farm, some way north east of the foot crossing over the Mersey at Jackson's Boat. Prior to the construction of this road, a narrow lane led from Hough End Hall to a bridge over the railway line. A 'Hardy Lane Extension' was planned, but never constructed. As a result, even today, the road carries much less traffic than it was built to take.

The central reservation was reserved for tram tracks which, as far as I know, were never laid. However just after the last tree seen in this view, the planned Metrolink line towards Manchester Airport will join from the right, and run along the centre of the road to its junction with Barlow Moor Road / Hardy Lane.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Hough End  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Chorlton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8272 9338 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2147N 2:15.6947W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8273 9339
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Dual Carriageway  Manchester  Mauldeth Road West  Metrolink Extension  Tramway 

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