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Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Chris » Sun May 31, 2009 12:45 pm

The following news article is taken from the online Greek & English newspaper, dated Sunday 31st May 2009. More work completed to enhance the pedestrian and vehicular access to Messonghi without having technical obstructions such as traffic lights. Looks good anyway.

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Completed projects on the site of Messoghi

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Vp2ED7IXgQY/S ... le.com.jpg

The work of the traffic hub of Messonghi completed a few days before had the opportunity to seen up close by the Prefect Stefanos Corfu Poulimenos and Antinomarchis Costas Lessis. This is an additional project that enhances the safety for pedestrians and vehicles in the region. The project was financed from own resources and was incorporated in the Technical Program of the Prefecture. This is the third largest circulation hub that has been built in the Prefecture of the provincial road without using traffic lights, the two other traffic hubs built in Triple-junction and cross Afrata St. John - Pelekas.

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Post by Al » Sun May 31, 2009 5:19 pm

Hi All

Thanks for the update Chris,

I have to say that the junction pictured above at the bottom of Moraitika leading into messonghi was a really bad
junction and the scene of many accidents between scooters, bikes and cars, it was also bad to cross on foot as you never knew if any vehicle would stop for you even on the zebra crossing :shock:

But looking at the image it looks like this round-a-bout will be a vast improvement safety for the pedestrians and vehicles alike.

I Would like to see a few more images of the junction from different directions if anyone one has any.

Don't forget you can upload you holiday Images to the "Corfu Gallery 2009" if you would care to share your happy holiday
snaps so others can view a good insight to various locations in Corfu.

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Post by corfupropertyshop » Sun May 31, 2009 6:50 pm

Its` actually...terrible.. would be better if everyone knew what to do at a roundabout, but no-one does. They don`t give way to traffic on the roundabout and the cars coming from Lefkimmi just carry on going as if they have right of way, so cars are at a standstill as they are going round, to give way to traffic from the Lefkimmi side! Perhaps if they put stop signs at the roundabout, some people might stop, but who knows... :?: Linda.

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Al » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:02 am

Hi Linda

So they have done the road improvements but not put any signs or road markings that is just crazy, as you say with the traffic coming from lefkimmi I remember they used to whiz around that bend.

We got stuck on the Island on the zebra crossing and we counted 27 cars a 8 coaches/buses came around before we could get across, I was even tempted to go back across the road to get a drink from the supermarket while we were waiting.

I hope they do get around to adding stop signs and road markings soon or there could be a few accidents.

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Chris » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:49 am



This may sound a stupid question, but it there not a Greek Highway Code. I refer to the ruling on roundabouts, such as priority from the right or left, etc. Perhaps once the new layout has been used for a while, traffic may realise their priorities. I did think a few stop/give way signs would have been appropriate.

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by corfupropertyshop » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:01 am

Hi Al and Chris, I think that what they really need to do, is paint some white stop lines at each junction onto the roundabout. As for a highway code, maybe its` just that people are not used to roundabouts over here. Let`s face it, there are`nt that many about! When coming from town to go into Messonghi, you get part way round the roundabout, but cars coming from the Lefkimmi side just keep going, so cars are stopped in a line back towards 3ks supermarket, round the roundabout. They just don`t seem to realise that you should give right of way to cars coming from the left. Linda.

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Chris » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:29 pm




Dare I say it, obviously the Prefecture has not completed their work yet as described in the news report. In any country, a roundabout without the white lines, to stop or giveway, is useless to all traffic. Everyone thinks they have the right of way.

Perhaps it should be brought to someones attention.

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Post by bruceandmaria » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:44 pm

I can remember prior to 1966 here in the UK there being no right of way for traffic already on the roundabout..that law never came in until 1966 when a new law stipulating that vehicles approaching the roundabout had to give way to traffic already on it.

Before that it was a free for all :grin: :grin:

They should build one like we have here in Hemel Hempstead..one main roundabout with six satellite roundabouts, that's one at each junction..and you can drive both ways around the main one which has a river running across it . :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Al » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:52 pm

Hi All
This may sound a stupid question, but it there not a Greek Highway Code
I thought it was a case in Corfu, that if you get there first you go,
If you get there second you go and if you get there third you go :lol: :shock: :lol:

Hi bruceandmaria, there is a Roundabout like that in Swindon also Called the Magic Round-a-bout

See Below >>

http://www.holidaycorfu.org/pic/magic.jpg

Not as good looking as the one in Hemel Hempstead with the river going through the middle, the one in Swindon is hell to get around, traffic flying at you from all directions :shock: :twisted: :shock: :twisted: :shock: :twisted:

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by Chris » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:10 pm




Al, you could probably fit Messonghi on that roundabout, then the road becomes a bye-pass. I have not been on the one you show, but have been on the one at Hemel, twice now, the first time was hair raising to say the least, but made it.

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Re: Messonghi Road and Pedestrian Works

Post by bruceandmaria » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:10 pm

They had to put escape bays about two hundred yards from the roundabout filled with three foot of shingle at the side of the duel carriageway that comes down the hill from the M1 motorway, because a juggernauts brakes went and it went over the roundabout and up over the humps you see on the roundabout video and ended up with it's cab in the river. luckily no Ducks or wild life were harmed :grin: :grin: :grin:

You should see it at breeding time, Ducks with their young waddling all over the road then deciding they really want to go back to the river so they just turn around and waddle back to the river bringing the traffic to a standstill, it's a £40 fine for running over any of the wildlife including ducks, Canadian Geese or Swans that are walking about the roundabout, and right as well, they were there first... :smile: :smile:



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