SJ8293 : Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West near Chorlton Park

near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West near Chorlton Park
Central reservation on Mauldeth Road West near Chorlton Park
This wide dual carriageway was constructed in the late 1920s, connecting to a widened Hardy Lane, which terminated at Hardy Farm, some way north of the foot crossing over the Mersey at Jackson's Boat. An extension was planned which would have taken Hardy Lane across the river to Sale - this was 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. Trees were later planted instead, mainly planes. These were felled during 2011 to make way for the Metrolink extension towards Manchester Airport, which is to be routed along the centre of the road.
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2011
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Chorlton  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Hough End 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8244 9307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.0469N 2:15.9466W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8245 9308
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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