I cannot believe that the estate agent referred to in The Lancaster Guardian said that new homes built on the quay would be “a shock in the arm”; surely the phrase is “a shot in the arm” for the housing market?
The only shock will be when these house buyers/car owners realise they are living in a huge cul-de-sac, and they have to crawl into the Lancaster traffic at either Waterstone’s corner or the Damside Street/Bridge Lane junction at the bus station.
Although for a change they might try the Dallas Road and Aldcliffe Road ‘rat run’.
Presumably the go-ahead for this housing project, plus the one on the site of the gas works, was given when the western by-pass was being considered. A bridge or tunnel crossing the Lune at Snatchems/Freeman’s Wood would give excellent access for both these housing estates.
And so this “shot in the arm” for estate agents could prove a shot in the foot for Lancashire County Council and local motorists as traffic congestion and delays persist even after the northern route is completed.
Perhaps Costain might return and build the aforementioned bridge or tunnel and, hey presto, they have two roads to choose from.