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20 minutes ago, ed fournier said:

Happy days:

A5 ROAD – RICHMOND HILL, BRADDAN
DRAINAGE WORKS
The Department of Infrastructure is to undertake work to improve surface water drainage on the A5 road at the bottom of Richmond Hill, Braddan. It is intended that this work will deal with issues of water lying on the carriageway especially in winter months.
The Department has appointed a contractor to undertake this work. The project includes the installation of new drainage pipes both down the hill and across the carriageway, with additional gullies and manholes being installed.
Preparative work will start on site, tomorrow (Wednesday 5 May) with exploratory trenches being dug and site set up work being undertaken. The road will be subject to two way temporary traffic lights, which will be in place for 24 hours a day until the end of the working day on Tuesday 11 May). The traffic lights will then be temporarily stood down.
The main part of the scheme will get underway on Thursday 20 May, with an anticipated completion date of Saturday 24 July 2021.
The road will remain open to two way traffic throughout, but with one carriageway at a time being closed, and traffic will be controlled by temporary two way traffic lights, which will be in situ 24 hours a day.
The speed limit on Richmond Hill will be reduced to 30mph during the main period of the works.
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They should start  running the steam trains as a commuter service from the South, it will be much quicker than driving with all the works they are doing on the main road.

Perhaps that is the secret DOI plan.

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On 5/4/2021 at 7:40 PM, ed fournier said:

Happy days:

A5 ROAD – RICHMOND HILL, BRADDAN
DRAINAGE WORKS
The Department of Infrastructure is to undertake work to improve surface water drainage on the A5 road at the bottom of Richmond Hill, Braddan. It is intended that this work will deal with issues of water lying on the carriageway especially in winter months.
The Department has appointed a contractor to undertake this work. The project includes the installation of new drainage pipes both down the hill and across the carriageway, with additional gullies and manholes being installed.
Preparative work will start on site, tomorrow (Wednesday 5 May) with exploratory trenches being dug and site set up work being undertaken. The road will be subject to two way temporary traffic lights, which will be in place for 24 hours a day until the end of the working day on Tuesday 11 May). The traffic lights will then be temporarily stood down.
The main part of the scheme will get underway on Thursday 20 May, with an anticipated completion date of Saturday 24 July 2021.
The road will remain open to two way traffic throughout, but with one carriageway at a time being closed, and traffic will be controlled by temporary two way traffic lights, which will be in situ 24 hours a day.
The speed limit on Richmond Hill will be reduced to 30mph during the main period of the works.
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itll be all the chippings blocking the drains surely

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7 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

Sewers and processing?

Imagine a major diesel or chemical spill on Richmond Hill killing the river?

Nope, all the road drains on the island discharge into the nearest watercourses. 

Some go to sewers but only if no river available

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Surface dressing - A5 New Castletown Road,  at  Richmond Hill

Remedial work will take place on Richmond Hill next month to address issues with surface dressing applied in 2018.

The project will be undertaken by Colas, at full cost to the company, between Monday 25 and  Friday 29 July (subject to suitable weather conditions) and completed ahead of the Southern Agricultural Show that weekend.

A 20mph speed limit will be in place from either side of Richmond Hill. Two-way traffic will be maintained where the highway has three lanes, while manually-operated Stop/Go boards will be in operation between 9.30am and 4.30pm where there are only two lanes.

Surface dressing should only be carried out between May and September to ensure the best weather and warmest temperatures, which are important for its application and dressing cannot take place in wet weather. 

Loose chippings will be present following the treatment so drivers/riders are requested to take care and observe the reduced speed limit.

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56 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Remedial work will take place on Richmond Hill next month to address issues with surface dressing applied in 2018.

The project will be undertaken by Colas, at full cost to the company, between Monday 25 and  Friday 29 July (subject to suitable weather conditions) and completed ahead of the Southern Agricultural Show that weekend.

Surface dressing should only be carried out between May and September to ensure the best weather and warmest temperatures, which are important for its application and dressing cannot take place in wet weather. 

Good to hear that they will be making those three or four drainage sections they did last year match the rest of the hill.  I'd say those little patches were the best road surface on the Island.  They had some contractors over from the UK to do it, which explains why it is so smooth. 

Also good to hear they are heeding the advice and applying the chips in the summer.  The main reason it's in such a state is they did it in November whilst raining if I recall correctly. 

 

 

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This is interesting as a number of people told me that it was a DoI directive to use the wrong grade of chippings (against Colas' advice) that caused the alopecia. And Colas eventually revealed emails to prove they had simply done as they were told. But now they're fixing it at their expense! Maybe they've surrendered this battle to win future contracts like the A5 rebuild further south (which was to have started in September but appears to have been shelved for now).

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40 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

This is interesting as a number of people told me that it was a DoI directive to use the wrong grade of chippings (against Colas' advice) that caused the alopecia. And Colas eventually revealed emails to prove they had simply done as they were told. But now they're fixing it at their expense! Maybe they've surrendered this battle to win future contracts like the A5 rebuild further south (which was to have started in September but appears to have been shelved for now).

As normal a bit slow on the uptake...  Like Manx radio, and yer mates at Crogga, Colas rely on a cosy government relationship, they fell out but had to make up due to co-dependency.  What we can all agree on though is anyone who managed to aquaplane on that road is a fucking shit driver and too old for a license 

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8 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

This is interesting as a number of people told me that it was a DoI directive to use the wrong grade of chippings (against Colas' advice) that caused the alopecia. And Colas eventually revealed emails to prove they had simply done as they were told. But now they're fixing it at their expense! Maybe they've surrendered this battle to win future contracts like the A5 rebuild further south (which was to have started in September but appears to have been shelved for now).

If Colas didn't like the chippings they shouldn't have taken the job. Once you accept a contract you are stuck with it. You can't go back and start saying you didn't like the specification once you have signed a contract.

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3 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

If Colas didn't like the chippings they shouldn't have taken the job. Once you accept a contract you are stuck with it. You can't go back and start saying you didn't like the specification once you have signed a contract.

So DOI appoint a specialist contractor in their field, then when they point out there is a design flaw with the product they have chosen, DOI go "fuck it, do it anyway", Then when it goes tits up they blame the contractor. Is that what your implying. I can't believe this.

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22 minutes ago, Holte End said:

So DOI appoint a specialist contractor in their field, then when they point out there is a design flaw with the product they have chosen, DOI go "fuck it, do it anyway", Then when it goes tits up they blame the contractor. Is that what your implying. I can't believe this.

And of course that never could have happened on Douglas Prom too... 🤫

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