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It’s alright, Richmond Hill grits itself now

One of the skills of highway planning should be that roads are designed so that even poor drivers will handle them as safely as they can, not so that good ones (or ones who think they) can drive fast.

The farce continues as they are repairing the old Castletown road as well, at the new bridge they installed and closed the road for for 6 months last winter.  I presume to soften the ‘landing’ wh

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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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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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35 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

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

They don't know how to...

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How about starting a thing like "Beach Buddies" have done, but instead, have a "Road Buddies" where volunteers go out on a Sunday morning and fix / patch up roads on the island, maybe a "Richnond Hill / Fishers Hill Buddies" ,  or maybe a "DOI Buddies" ) ?, the possibilities are endless.

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6 minutes ago, LightBulb said:

How about starting a thing like "Beach Buddies" have done, but instead, have a "Road Buddies" where volunteers go out on a Sunday morning and fix / patch up roads on the island, maybe a "Richnond Hill / Fishers Hill Buddies" ,  or maybe a "DOI Buddies" ) ?, the possibilities are endless.

So is your naivety 

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