Seems pretty silly to me as it looks as if they had already put in almost the entire straight away before deciding it was too close to the seats. You couldn't tell when you first came around the turn? Was there seating on the other side as well? Also, I don't think they would be able to put the track together properly anyway, as the union should be in the middle of the turn, so you can maneuver the track from both sides to fit properly together. To come around the entire turn and then try to match on the straight is very difficult to do, as you end up having to move the straight all the way from the previous turn.
I am guessing maybe they didn't put this together properly to begin with and don't have enough time or manpower to move the track into proper position. There are about 180 pieces of track plus the supports so lots of manpower to get this up.