SJ8897 : Ashton Old Road

taken 5 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

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Ashton Old Road
Ashton Old Road
The A635 from Ashton under Lyne to Manchester via Openshaw near the entrance to the New Smithfield Market which is on the left. Market traffic from Manchester has to turn left after Compass Street on to South Street SJ8897 : Turn left to go right in order to then cross Ashton Old Road at these traffic lights. This avoids queues on the A635 where there is now no right turn, hence the box junction markings on the right.
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
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Higher Openshaw 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8832 9740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3920N 2:10.6461W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8836 9740
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Road Junction  A Road (Classified A)  Box Junction 

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