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PAC to investigate Peel Road project?

Work pictured taking place on Peel Road in Douglas during January

Work pictured taking place on Peel Road in Douglas during January

The Public Accounts Committee is to investigate the Peel Road renewal project, it is understood.

Large sections of the newly-reconstructed carriageway had to be relaid – after a series of test samples discovered problems with the thickness and compaction of the asphalt layer. Despite the problems, the £4.3m road scheme is still expected to be completed on schedule by the end of his month.

The Examiner understands the project will be raised at the next meeting of the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow (Wednesday). Any investigation will consider whether the scheme represented value for money and whether it has been carried out according to specification.

Six initial core samples of asphalt laid by contractor Island Drainage and Groundworks all failed but seven further samples of asphalt laid by the DoI were all within acceptable tolerances. Following remedial works, the final surfacing layer is now been laid.

 

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