Roadworks to close main road in Onchan for five weeks - plus disruption at Cooil Road roundabout

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THE main road in Onchan will be shut to traffic from Thursday (September 27) from Avondale Road to Summerhill Road.

These works will include footway reconstruction and ducting installation for the new traffic signals and are expected to last for five weeks.

During this period pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses and properties.

Buses travelling towards Ramsey will stop either on Royal Avenue (Auburn Road junction) or Governor’s Road (Queen’s Road junction); buses travelling towards Douglas via Buck’s Road will stop at either Royal Avenue (Royal Court Shelter) or Governor’s Road (Coutts lay-by); and buses travelling towards Douglas via the promenades will stop at Royal Avenue (Royal Court Shelter).

All buses will be using Alberta Drive as the main link between Governor’s Road and Whitebridge Road.

A local diversion will be signed for traffic travelling to local businesses and through traffic is encouraged to divert via King Edward Road or the Mountain Road to help avoid traffic delays.

The closure of the bottom of Broadway for five weeks from October 1 means that motorists who usually travel down Summerhill Road towards Douglas will also not be able to travel to the promenade via Victoria Road and Broadway instead because Broadway will be shut. Broadway to close for Mannin Hotel demolition They’ll be faced with diversions there.

Meanwhile, major maintenance work will start on Ballacottier roundabout on Cooil Road, Braddan, on Monday, October 1.

This work will include the reconstruction of the carriageway as well as the roundabout itself as these have both failed.

The roundabout carries a significant number of heavy goods vehicles, which have mounted the roundabout and damaged it.

The replacement work will be carried out to a higher specification and should last for many years to come.

It is planned to have the overall scheme completed by late December.

The work will be carried out in two phases.

The first phase of the works will be the reconstruction of the Foxdale-bound carriageway and half of the roundabout.

At this time the junction will be controlled by three-way traffic lights providing access to all routes. It is expected that this phase will last for six weeks.

The second phase of the works will be carried out under a one way system operating between Ballacottier Roundabout and Vicarage Road, with traffic travelling towards Foxdale only.

A local diversion via Vicarage Road will be signed for traffic travelling towards Douglas, but heavy goods vehicles are encouraged to divert using either the A1 Douglas-Peel road or A5 Douglas-Castletown road. It is anticipated that this phase will also last for six weeks with the overall scheme completed by late-December 2012.

At various times to be advised, the road will need to be fully closed in order to complete re-surfacing work.

All businesses including, Eden Park will remain open and accessible during this work.

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