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  1. To be fair , at least up to recently , Stephen Christians lads have come out of it pretty well . Always on site and cracking on. Definately though not how they would have tackled the job if it had been planned correctly. As so many have said , start at one end and away you go , rinse repeat . But as I keep saying as there was insufficent detailed plans to work too , it was very piece meal as we all have seen and most commented on. Again when sold to us plebs it was to be done in I think it was 300 yds blocks. That went out the window very quickly as too much day work was getting booked due too
  2. Thank you for the credit you give me . Its a road , yes a long one but still a road , rinse repeat and repeat till you reach the end . Yes it has pipes and the likes , so what , again rinse and repeat . Its been vastly altered as without those early plans pipes were put in ad hoc and then they found they couldn't lay the next one , hence the reason the Prom Walkway has been dug up. Never supposed to happen !!! When you build a house , its really not complicated and most actually in here could achieve it with thought and planning . Break it down , its a box joined to another box and so on . The
  3. Sorry I don't get the excuses offered for what is clearly a totally inept Dept. Its a road ! Whats so hard , its 1 1/2 to 2 miles long. Yes it has cables , pipes and the likes under the surface . Everyone knew they were there but clearly it has just been beyond the abilities of all these allegedly experts in civil engineering with all there combined experience. There has been a total cock up from day one and no sign anyone has been capable of grabbing the reigns and sorting it out. Workmanship as clearly can be seen has been very poor although Gibsons and the paviers and granite seems to be la
  4. Nonsense , in early months and even up to a year or more there was minimal men on the job. Plenty on here can vouch for that . Harmer in those early days stated there would be 50/60 workers on the site but thats not been achieved even recently when there clearly panicking . Sorry , the whole job has been a total cock up from day one made worse by lack of detailed plans from DOI . Even now theres been a issue over order of granite as they got the numbers wrong on quantity. There was also a very generous contingency costing in the original contract to allow for unknown issues cropping up. Simpl
  5. I spotted a couple of them a month or two ago laying in amongst rubble and spoil over Queens area . No sign of protecting them in any shape or form .
  6. Overspend of 700k . Any bets thats for works up to March . Then we will be seriously into big money for all the bits that their not getting done by March and starting again Sept 2021 . Or maybe its even worse and overspend up to now ! Why would they divert money as it was a 25 million budget so maybe its all gone . One thing is certain they wont care !
  7. They have already started over Queens prom way . Big holes and scaffolding surrounding workings .
  8. I took the pictures and posted them all over facebook. He will have seen them , but as you say his masters in CS wouldnt bat a eyelid . Morons !!!
  9. 476 cracks between Great western and Tshirt shop on Queens prom alone ! And yes I counted them. Only because Baker pissed me off saying there was only a few minor ones . Must think we are all stupid .
  10. Press release on Wednesday morning re Broadway ! This will be interesting !! What excuse they will use !!
  11. I've done that walk , at night admittedly and its a nightmare , like a maze with no clear pathway
  12. Broadway won’t be open on 8th Sept now, because we were given an alternative option that would benefit businesses, hotels and taxis trade etc.... ring me if you need further details . On Rob Callister's facebook today ! Wonder when the DOI are letting the plebs know ! Given a alternative , they havent done it in time so there had to be one, they are so full of S**t .
  13. Big uplift in salary also for a Dept head !
  14. The earlier strategic meetings were enlightening to say the least . Quite incredible what they were basically admitting too. Go back to Jan and Feb I think !!
  15. Yes think so when Broadway and Summerhill opens on 8th !!!!! That was the intial press release and plan . DOI clearly didn't read the script . Also Finch Road was to revert back but thats already been ditched to a few weeks time I believe .
  16. Going to be a embarrassing press release in the next few days !! Cant see how Broadway will be open or Summerhill . Also how is the two way going to work as again doesnt look as if they have a hope in hell of the road is close to taking two lanes .
  17. They wouldnt transfer boookings either to next year , sorry thats just wrong
  18. Here we go ! Or maybe its a disgruntled TT visitor who didnt get their money back from these low lifes .
  19. Is it real granite or resin based ?? My guess is its composite . But dont know 100 % if thats correct .
  20. Word has it that due to a cock up on order for the famous Chinese granite nowhere near enough has arrived for paving . Missed a zero out of measurements apparently. ! Cant believe the DOI would make a mistake like that can you !??? And roundabouts at Broadway and Rendevous area will both have to be revisted again a year September to finish properly. Temp done with tarmac in the mean time . Anyone confirm or know any different ? Mine is a good source but yiu never know
  21. I ask myself often how many would be still in a job in the private sector !! DOI management would be culled on mass tbh with CEO Black first out the door .
  22. I would honestly say they dont seem to care one iota about the distruption and problems to businesses . They are getting their salaries regardless and have zero accountability so nice and cosy in Civil service land !
  23. Maybe your right but I have quite a good handle on most jobs and this has been lacking from day one. And it goes without saying if there's still no workers on the job in many areas its not getting done anytime soon
  24. Up the penalties big time if caught not reporting , I believe theres a issue with ownership of car parks and can Police be involved . Needs addressed and bodywork firms need to be encouraged to get on board as repairs will be needed to both vehicles normally. CCTV maybe needs to be looked at although thats problematic in big car parks. I know its not a easy fix but something needs to be done as its getting a real problem and not fair on innocent party .
  25. Far too many incidents like this in recent months and people mostly not stopping or leaving note . Needs addressed urgently
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