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#922551 - 20th Jan 2015 1:44am Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive
Wally1 Offline
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Road closure barriers have been installed at several
sites along Coastal Drive/Kings Parade. They are like
single arm level crossing gates. Anyone have any information
on them or their purpose?

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#922552 - 20th Jan 2015 7:49am Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
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Seen them yesterday, I was wondering the same, seems the council has lots of money to spare so when they shout poverty we can give them the two finger salute.

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#922569 - 20th Jan 2015 9:32am Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
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To make it easier to close the prom when there's a high tide?

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#922596 - 20th Jan 2015 12:18pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
AdamS Offline
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Gibbo is exactly right, they are in order to safely close the roads in the event of overtopping.

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#922599 - 20th Jan 2015 12:54pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
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Likely to happen this end of the week with a 10.2 mtr tide forcast.

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#922608 - 20th Jan 2015 2:31pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
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IIRC the police were there a fortnight last Saturday ready to close the road (but didn't).

I suppose if there's an order to close it would be cheaper and quicker for a single copper or council worker to go down and drop the barriers than for police to guard the roads.

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#922616 - 20th Jan 2015 4:09pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
Wally1 Offline
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Thanks for information. I wonder if they
will make them more visible if used at
night?

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#922676 - 20th Jan 2015 8:50pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
Santos Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wally1
Thanks for information. I wonder if they
will make them more visible if used at
night?


My thoughts entirely. You can just imagine the carnage that would be caused if a car hit one of those at high speed. Saw them today and there appears to be no provision for lighting at all for any of them.

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#922681 - 20th Jan 2015 9:16pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Santos]
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Originally Posted By: Santos
Originally Posted By: Wally1
Thanks for information. I wonder if they
will make them more visible if used at
night?


My thoughts entirely. You can just imagine the carnage that would be caused if a car hit one of those at high speed. Saw them today and there appears to be no provision for lighting at all for any of them.


As the speed limit along there is 30mph there should be no 'highspeed'

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#922690 - 20th Jan 2015 11:07pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
katter Offline
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DOH!!! they are there to stop traffic driving down what might be a flooded road and dangerous driving conditions. If they were not there and we had the carnage of the high tide floods last year, you would all be posting "why didn't the council put up road blocks" posts.

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#922692 - 20th Jan 2015 11:34pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
HansG Offline
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Registered: 6th Jan 2015
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Exactly.

Too many people enjoy the sound of their own voices. Moaning gets.

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#922696 - 21st Jan 2015 7:06am Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: HansG]
saltytom Offline
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Registered: 23rd May 2011
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Just a thought if it is a traffic management system it needs a planning application also signage lighting ,road markings etc.

I would guess it is an effort to deter people driving on the dips.

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#922730 - 21st Jan 2015 2:16pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Softy_Southerner]
Santos Offline
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Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
Originally Posted By: Santos
Originally Posted By: Wally1
Thanks for information. I wonder if they
will make them more visible if used at
night?


My thoughts entirely. You can just imagine the carnage that would be caused if a car hit one of those at high speed. Saw them today and there appears to be no provision for lighting at all for any of them.


As the speed limit along there is 30mph there should be no 'highspeed'


You have obviously never met the boy racers !!!!!!!!!!

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#922744 - 21st Jan 2015 4:12pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
HansG Offline
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Registered: 6th Jan 2015
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Fingers crossed they hit the barriers at a damaging speed then...

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#922745 - 21st Jan 2015 4:43pm Re: Road Barriers - Kings Parade/Coastal Drive [Re: Wally1]
CVCVCV Offline
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Registered: 4th May 2010
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I just can't help thinking it's rather a sign of the times... the Prom. has been there for somewhere near 85 years and all of a sudden, we desperately need barriers put up, to protect people from the waves? Are we all that stupid, these days, that we need the Nanny State to "protect" us from ourselves? (don't answer that - I think I already know!)

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