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5 hours ago, John Wright said:

I think 3fm got hold of the wrong end of the wrong stick. They've taken down their original "news" item.

This is what DoI are actually saying

RICHMOND HILL UPDATE

The surface continues to be monitored and, as the chippings are still shedding, the 30mph speed limit will remain in place to ensure the safety of motorists and prevent damage to bodywork.

A specialist has been engaged to produce an independent assessment of the contractor’s work and their report is in the process of being compiled.

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Any treatment is weather and temperature dependent, however, so the earliest a repair could be undertaken would be the end of April.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience and would like to thank motorists for their patience while the situation is resolved

 

On ‎3‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 6:36 PM, dilligaf said:

I think somebody has got hold of the wrong end of the stick. 

There is no way they will reduce the road to a permanent 30.

Don,t forget where you read this.

Just saying. :flowers:

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Completely out of character for an IOM media outlet to completely misunderstand and misreport something in this way :lol:

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2 minutes ago, Chef Raekwon said:

Completely out of character for an IOM media outlet to completely misunderstand and misreport something in this way :lol:

Media outlet is far too strong a title for 3fm :lol:.. I thought more " tranny fodder"

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22 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Media outlet is far too strong a title for 3fm :lol:.. I thought more " tranny fodder"

Well you listen to 'Granny Fodder'.

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Amazing. "No one has been using the middle lane and as a result the road surface hasn't broken up any further, so now we'll let vehicles use it again without actually fixing it, and we expect everything to be fine".

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Also, 4.5 hours to remove some cones and run a roadsweeper up and down it? What?

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What's the point in removing the cones for the speed limit to remain the same. Who's completing a 30mph overtake? 

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They need the cones for the prom.....

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Didn't they put the cones there in the first place because everyone was ignoring the speed limit and overtaking. 

I think we can all see how this one will play out... 

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1 hour ago, english zloty said:

Road closure tonight.

Then a big fat nothing to fix the situation, but one less job for TT 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/richmond-hill-closed-this-evening/

For some reason that link has now disappeared and been replaced with:

https://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/richmond-hill-cones-to-be-removed/

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Closure in place this evening

Richmond Hill will be closed to traffic for several hours this evening.

The closure from 6.30pm to 11pm is to allow for the removal of the cones which have been blocking access to the overtaking lane.

The Department of Infrastructure says an inspection by an independent specialist last week found that the shedding issue had considerably reduced and that warmer weather had resulted in the surface becoming more stable.

The 30 mph speed limit will remain in place and unmarked police vehicles will patrol the area once the road has reopened.

The DoI says the condition of the road will continue to be monitored with a view to increasing the speed limit, depending on how the surface responds.

Presumably the link wording wasn't felt to be 'positive' enough.

I love the explanation that 'It'll be all right now because it's got warmer.'  Especially as the forecast is for it to get colder.  And even though they haven't done anything.  And seem unable to provide a road surface that doesn't break up under anything other than ideal conditions - something that places with more extreme climatic conditions than the Isle of Man (ie practically everywhere on Earth) seem to manage.

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2 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

For some reason that link has now disappeared and been replaced with:

https://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/richmond-hill-cones-to-be-removed/

Presumably the link wording wasn't felt to be 'positive' enough.

I love the explanation that 'It'll be all right now because it's got warmer.'  Especially as the forecast is for it to get colder.  And even though they haven't done anything.  And seem unable to provide a road surface that doesn't break up under anything other than ideal conditions - something that places with more extreme climatic conditions than the Isle of Man (ie practically everywhere on Earth) seem to manage.

Just out of interest, Would it be worth just starting a "Crowd Funding Campaign " just to get the Richmond Hill re-surfacing paid for, and done by Colas ?, ( the goverment pennies / allocation`s for it , i think went to / blown in a gift to the Yemen ), or do we still have enough pennies to pay for it from our £10 billion reserves, (  just asking for a friend )   ?

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10 minutes ago, LightBulb said:

Just out of interest, Would it be worth just starting a "Crowd Funding Campaign " just to get the Richmond Hill re-surfacing paid for, and done by Colas ?, ( the goverment pennies / allocation`s for it , i think went to / blown in a gift to the Yemen ), or do we still have enough pennies to pay for it from our £10 billion reserves, (  just asking for a friend )   ?

We already do; they call it taxes.

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23 minutes ago, LightBulb said:

Justoutofinterest,Woulditbeworthjuststartinga"CrowdFundingCampaign"justtogettheRichmondHillre-surfacingpaidfor,anddonebyColas?,(thegovermentpennies/allocation`sforit,ithinkwentto/blowninagifttotheYemen),ordowestillhaveenoughpenniestopayforitfromour£10billionreserves,(justaskingforafriend)?

Your post had too many spaces in it.  I've removed them, hope this helps.

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Wahey they are raising the limit to 40 with a view to raising it to 50 in a weeks time depending on how many windscreens get smashed. 

They aren't going to fix it are they

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