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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

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10 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

You couldn't make it up.... you really couldn't! :D:D:D:D

Oh you could, but no-one would believe you.

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That'll be Laxey flooded again.

From Douglas prom??

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This Promenade works is quite something. Not content with closing down most of the Promenade and screwing up livelihoods, which have been decimated even more due to Coronavirus. The DOIdiots are closing Broadway up to Derby Road for 5 months. I feel sorry for the businesses, restaurants and takeaways. The Mannin Hotel must be in despair, head in hands. 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/broadway-to-shut-for-five-months/

Yes access is granted to properties but a diversion to get to other area of Broadway and Victoria Road. Wasn’t Broadway dug up not so long ago? Or is it a permanent DOIdiots job creation scheme?

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27 minutes ago, 2112 said:

This Promenade works is quite something. Not content with closing down most of the Promenade and screwing up livelihoods, which have been decimated even more due to Coronavirus. The DOIdiots are closing Broadway up to Derby Road for 5 months. I feel sorry for the businesses, restaurants and takeaways. The Mannin Hotel must be in despair, head in hands. 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/broadway-to-shut-for-five-months/

Yes access is granted to properties but a diversion to get to other area of Broadway and Victoria Road. Wasn’t Broadway dug up not so long ago? Or is it a permanent DOIdiots job creation scheme?

The whole thing is totally mental!

It's 20 months since they started, and apart from the pavement outside the old Villiers site, and bits of the pink tramlines near Derby Castle, nothing is actually finished. Most of it is nowhere near finished.

Yet, they just dig up more and more sections. Not only is Broadway being closed, but we're all now driving, single file,  on the pavement at The Esplanade, so they can put in the bit where the tramlines will converge to single track. That will take months and months to complete. 

And Harmer seriously thinks this will be finished by next March? He's just swallowed more lies and bullshit from his officers, who just want to kick the can down the road, and put off their day of reckoning.    

 

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It's another case of... You couldn't make it up.

They have got lots of modern digging and roadlaying equipment. How long do they need ???

In 1893, with little more than shovels, and probably a few sticks of gelignite to clear some of the rocky bits, the Victorians managed to build the Manx Electric Railway, AND adjacent roadway, between Strathallan and Groudle. Work began in Spring 1893, and the service started on 3 September 1893. Oh, and in the time, they managed to build the car sheds at Derby Castle, too.

Why can't they now manage to get a few hundred yards of road and track relaid the other way, through to the Sea Terminal, in less than what seems like a decade?

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29 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

It's another case of... You couldn't make it up.

They have got lots of modern digging and roadlaying equipment. How long do they need ???

In 1893, with little more than shovels, and probably a few sticks of gelignite to clear some of the rocky bits, the Victorians managed to build the Manx Electric Railway, AND adjacent roadway, between Strathallan and Groudle. Work began in Spring 1893, and the service started on 3 September 1893. Oh, and in the time, they managed to build the car sheds at Derby Castle, too.

Why can't they now manage to get a few hundred yards of road and track relaid the other way, through to the Sea Terminal, in less than what seems like a decade?

7th September actually and they also built a power station too

I imagine the ratio of workers to managers was somewhat different then though

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