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5 year project plan, so when it only takes 4 years we all think they did a splendid quick job.

 

The public do have a certain amount of IQ - dont insult us with lazy PR.

 

Surely a 2 mile stretch of tarmac with a few fancy plant pots should only take a few months??

 

How long did it take the Victorians to construct the promanade road and walkways... with little or no plant and equipment???

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5 year project plan, so when it only takes 4 years we all think they did a splendid quick job.

 

The public do have a certain amount of IQ - dont insult us with lazy PR.

 

Surely a 2 mile stretch of tarmac with a few fancy plant pots should only take a few months??

 

How long did it take the Victorians to construct the promanade road and walkways... with little or no plant and equipment???

 

....and no traffic....

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I think what Spermann mean't was the last bit in 1935,the widening of,see the old pics it was a bigger job than what they are talking about now,it really only needs the surface tarmaced for now,all the other wonderful ideas of complete restructuring can wait.

On the same or similar subject of road surfaces,the Cooil Road from Fort North roundabout to Robinsons has had it's centre white line rubbed out,so it looks as if this is next for them infernal chippings,went along yesterday,the road is like a billiard table no potholes or cracks,very smooth,then went along Peel Road from QB to Brown Bobbie,what a difference,nothing but potholes,bumps,cracks,dips,somebody has got their priorities wrong somwhere,yes the Prom needs doing,but surely all this money spent on chippings would be better spent on tarmacing the roads which are in a bad state,that's what they told us the rise in road tax was for this year.

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Bet they resurface it all at a cost of £1m+ then some arse politician will decide something else will be done with it undoing all the work just done & costing an extra £2m+

 

At the same time Mr Bell and his evil sidelick Mr Teare will rant & rave in Tynwald about how we're all living beyond our means media & basic services will have to be cut

 

ps Cow-towing to rich f*****s isn't a basic service, it's just something in which they care to indulge themselves at taxpayers expense

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chippings prolongs the life, cheap and effective. Peel Road, QB to BB is a real problem. When it was constructyed it was laid in concrete in slabs with joins (needed for expansion) Over the years it has settled differentially, slabs have crackied and it has been covered in tarmac.

 

T sort out the switchback effect it needs totally digging up, the concrete removing and proper foundations laying, would be very expensive and take for ages and it is the main route out of town. Think of it as an unintentional traffic calming measure and you might get the idea why nothing is done about it.

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chippings prolongs the life, cheap and effective. Peel Road, QB to BB is a real problem. When it was constructyed it was laid in concrete in slabs with joins (needed for expansion) Over the years it has settled differentially, slabs have crackied and it has been covered in tarmac.

 

T sort out the switchback effect it needs totally digging up, the concrete removing and proper foundations laying, would be very expensive and take for ages and it is the main route out of town. Think of it as an unintentional traffic calming measure and you might get the idea why nothing is done about it.

 

QFT

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Suspend parking on one side, two way traffic on that side - redo the otherside.

 

2 weeks later

 

Suspend parking on the otherside, two way traffic on that side, redo the opposite side.

 

2 weeks later - at the weekends - during the evenings close the prom, do the tie on sections - do the wiring for the lights etc.

 

8 weeks work?

 

Dig out a trench for the horse tram lines on the prom walkway lay tram lines - does not really matter how long that takes, its a path.

 

Install street art - done in one afternoon after a long pub lunch by the looks of most of it,

 

Sorted.

 

That'll be 7 million for consultant fees please.

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Put it out to tender - and obtain prices and timescales. If it costs less than the cost of the DOI doing it - award the contract.

 

Simples.

 

This is the first major test for 'scope of government', and should not be a winter work scheme paying well over the £££odds.

 

 

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Put it out to tender - and obtain prices and timescales. If it costs less than the cost of the DOI doing it - award the contract.

 

Simples.

 

This is the first major test for 'scope of government', and should not be a winter work scheme paying well over the £££odds.

 

 

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I always wonder about the true costs of some of these projects. If we have DoI workers doing the job, surely it costs less than contracting out in real terms? The stated costs are probably a way of justifying a budget rather than the actual cost of carrying out the work? Surely better than having a lot of workers on the dole and paying benefits, redundancy etc?

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