A NUMBER of road closures are being enforced in and around the Douglas area this weekend to facilitate the cycling events in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The programme begins with a time trial on Friday evening. This primarily takes place on the Douglas Promenade walkway but also includes a loop up round Port Jack and the former White City area (Sea Cliff Road).
The latter area, from Strathallan Crescent to King Edward Road and its junction with Harbour Road, Onchan will be closed between 6 and 8.30pm at the latest (no parking from 5pm).
Pedestrians will not be permitted on the promenade walkway during the same period.
The road race on Saturday will be centred on the TT Grandstand, with the women starting at 10.15am and the men at 1pm.
The route will include Park Avenue, the full length of Ballanard Road to Abbeylands crossroads, Schollag Road to Cronk-ny-Mona, and the final stretch of the TT Course back onto Glencrutchery Road, including Governor’s Bridge Dip.
Roads will be closed between 9.45am and no later than 4pm.
The section of Harris Promenade in front of the Villa-Gaiety complex, plus a dog-leg up Broadway to a point just short of the Victoria Road/Glen Falcon Gardens junction will be closed on Sunday afternoon for the men’s and women’s creterium events between 12.15 and no later than 6.15pm.
– On Monday there is a Cultural Day in Castletown when games participants are to visit and take part in a series of activities in the castle and also from 12.45pm to 1.45pm, their answer to the tin bath races in the harbour.
Roads around the harbour, Market Square, Parade and to where Queen’s Street meets Farrant’s Way will be closed at 8.30am. This means that if motorists leave their vehicles in the grammar school car park, they cannot be removed until roads re-open at 4.30pm.
To park in the car park off Farrant’s Way will be free on the day.