Road works returning to the Prom

By Siobhan Fletcher   |   Reporter   |
Tuesday 8th March 2022 12:15 pm
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Aerial photograph of Douglas Promenade. Photograph by Callum Staley (Aerial Mann Multimedia)
Aerial photograph of Douglas Promenade (Callum Staley (Aerial Mann Multimedia) )

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The government has announced yet more road works along Douglas Promenade.

The announcement was made via My Prom - the government’s dedicated website for providing all the news and updates relating to the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade.

The road works are returning for ’a short period’ to allow the contractor to complete work along the red concrete corridor in the centre of the highway.

The work involves cutting several channels along the edge of the red concrete to install a required sealant.

Work will get under way on the first section along Queen’s Promenade on Monday, March 14.

The work will require parking to be suspended on both sides of the road while traffic is diverted on to the landside under traffic lights.

The work will be carried out in 300m sections and move towards Central Promenade over a 12-day period.

From Sunday, March 27, the work will continue along Harris Promenade and on to Loch Promenade.

The contractor estimates this second phase will take five days to complete.

A one-way north-bound route will be created between Victoria Street and Broadway.

Parking will be suspended along both sides of Loch Promenade.

Spaces will, however, be available on the walkway while the work takes place.

Elsewhere, there is a ’long list’ of issues which still need to be rectified along the length of the promenade.

The snagging list is with Auldyn Construction, who will continue to work their way through the list.

The list is publicly available online as a Freedom of Information Request response.

The ’Defects Register’ lists all known problems until February 1, 2022.

It mentions various issues, from ’Redundant Hydrant’, ’Unclean Manhole’, to various ’Missing’ components.

The promenade revamp, has been running for over three years now since its start date in September 2018 after Tynwald members approved it.

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