SJ9091 : Portwood Bus Lane

near to Stockport, Great Britain

Portwood Bus Lane
Portwood Bus Lane
A bus lane allows buses travelling East from Great Portwood Street to Carrington Road to avoid having to go all the way around the huge roundabout. It is protected by a box junction.
Box Junction
A box junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at busy road junctions. The surface of the junction is marked with a criss-cross grid of diagonal painted lines and vehicles may not enter the area so marked unless their exit from the junction is clear; drivers may enter the box and wait when they want to turn right and are stopped from doing so only by oncoming traffic or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. LinkExternal link
Portwood Roundabout
The Portwood roundabout is at junction 27 of the M60 motorway. There is a westbound entry slip road and an eastbound exit slip road. The other roads leading on to the roundabout are Tiviot Way, the A626 from Lancashire Hill; Crookilley Way, the new A560 built at the same time as the M60 from the westbound exit of the motorway; Carrington Road, the original A560 from Bredbury, now the B6104; St Mary's Way, the A626 from Marple; Great Portwood Street, the A560 out of Stockport. A busway allows Eastbound buses to cross the roundabout rather than go round it. In 2012 an additional road off the roundabout was constructed leading into the Spark Business Park. Inside the roundabout are the remains of the burial ground of Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which stood on the site from 1848 to 1955. A series of subways and paths are provided for cyclists and pedestrians.
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2012
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Former (from Tags)
Burial Ground 
Place (from Tags)
Portwood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9017 9101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.9481N 2:8.9617W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9017 9100
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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