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18 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

St Marks restrictions now postponed "for operational reasons" now too....maybe they've actually peaked on inconvenience through wrecking the Island's public roads network?

Peel next isn't it ?

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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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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

...maybe they've actually peaked on inconvenience through wrecking the Island's public roads network?

Surely not. I managed to get all the way from Onchan to South the other day. In a car. Yes, honestly. I kid you not. So there is still scope for them to dig somewhere else up but you have to find out where by yourself. Its a game of surprises....

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10 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

Press release on Wednesday morning re Broadway ! This will be interesting !! What excuse they will use !! 

it will no doubt start with this

 

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12 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

Press release on Wednesday morning re Broadway ! This will be interesting !! What excuse they will use !! 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/one-way-system-on-douglas-prom-to-end-next-tuesday/

3 months suggests either total incompetence at programme management, missing a shedload of work out, or returning to do it at a later date? 

/end cynic - they've been so efficient that they have manged to everything they planned at a lower cost and before time in order to assist businesses and the public go about their normal lives 

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16 minutes ago, english zloty said:

 

3 months suggests either total incompetence at programme management, missing a shedload of work out, or returning to do it at a later date? 

 

3 months ahead of schedule suggests complete and utter bullshit.

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I wonder how many years of remedial work will be required on the "completion" of this project? The going back and finishing of stuff that was missed (or omitted in the name of political expediency) or to replace/repair stuff that has failed early. As to the cost...

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6th August:

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/summerhill-and-broadway-will-reopen-on-time-doi-minister/

2nd September:

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/seven-week-delay-to-reopening-of-broadway-in-douglas/

At what point do DoI just stop making announcements about this scheme and just admit that they are making it up as they go along? At what point, also, does the hapless Tim Baker admit that the scheme is a clusterfuck and that someone in management isn't managing? He looks like the driver of a Snaefell tram careering out of control down the mountain, stamping on the brakes and shouting to the passengers that everything is fine.

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18 minutes ago, joebean said:

At what point, also, does the hapless Tim Baker admit that the scheme is a clusterfuck and that someone in management isn't managing? He looks like the driver of a Snaefell tram careering out of control down the mountain, stamping on the brakes and shouting to the passengers that everything is fine.

Tim Baker, Nick Black and Jeff Robinson’s ultimate puppet on a string. 

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