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14 minutes ago, chris4652009 said:

Ah sorry crossed thread, I meant the promenade 

 

thanks though 

Ah ok.

Yeah that is a national disgrace.  The bits that are finally “finished” are already falling apart and I predict major and ongoing remedial works for the next few years.

If I get a chance later I will find some recent dash am footage.

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28 minutes ago, Banker said:

I use it every day & there will definitely be long delays, I don’t believe you do use it!

Traffic lights today at glen vine , large tailback, no school traffic. There is a lot of traffic even when schools are off , not that you would know.

Drove it today.  As I do every single day.

As BJ points out, the traffic routed down Strang Road will be giving way to tonthe right exactly as they do at the Oak Tree.

It's just moaning bullshit

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30 minutes ago, Beelzebub3 said:

Braddan school road is falling to bits, it was reconstructed 20 years ago with shite stone from Stoney mountain which should have stayed at Stoney, it is pure crap and I know it meets all the criteria as a type 1 stone it IMO is inferior to Billown/Poortown stone which is a harder, less flexible and more suited to Road reconstruction, although it is probably cheaper to quarry at Stoney hence it's use by the DOI.

This.

It's really nice to use, and whacks down beautifully, but it is super soft and you need loads. Good enough for shed bases or pavements but I'd not trust it for heavy duty loads. Be better off using recycled hardcore from JCK really, for price, or as you say Billown. They generally use Billown for surface dressing chippings, but they only work in the right place. Like, not a busy steep hill. 

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1 minute ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Drove it today.  As I do every single day.

As BJ points out, the traffic routed down Strang Road will be giving way to tonthe right exactly as they do at the Oak Tree.

It's just moaning bullshit

You talk bullshit on everything, let’s see what it’s like when it’s one way with buses & hospital traffic to Douglas being routed down strang road & tromode road which are terrible roads at best of times, try turning right into tromode road at busy times, traffic is backed up to graveyard 

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12 minutes ago, trmpton said:

Ah ok.

Yeah that is a national disgrace.  The bits that are finally “finished” are already falling apart and I predict major and ongoing remedial works for the next few years.

If I get a chance later I will find some recent dash am footage.

oh no!!! video or photos would be very much appreciated, thank you

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2 hours ago, trmpton said:

If you had to prioritise all the roads that need money spending on them island wide it wouldn’t be in the top 50 percent.

Agree there are plenty of busy roads/routes that require attention more than this & not just in Douglas. But for example, DOI have mentioned elsewhere that they won’t touch Woodbourne Road until the Prom has been completed as it’s a key alternative route; obviously don’t view this road in the same way despite the additional traffic from Onchan and the north heading into town instead of along the Prom. 

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25 minutes ago, skins said:

Agree there are plenty of busy roads/routes that require attention more than this & not just in Douglas. But for example, DOI have mentioned elsewhere that they won’t touch Woodbourne Road until the Prom has been completed as it’s a key alternative route; obviously don’t view this road in the same way despite the additional traffic from Onchan and the north heading into town instead of along the Prom. 

Although they recently spent a couple of weeks repairing & tarmacing that major route that is wybourn road in Onchan 

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53 minutes ago, Banker said:

Although they recently spent a couple of weeks repairing & tarmacing that major route that is wybourn road in Onchan 

There must be a DOI manager living up Wybourn Rd for that to be done. There are lots of roads in Onchan that are far worse than that was.

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At 8.55AM this morning, Douglas-bound traffic was already at a virtual standstill from QB all the way back to Ballafletcher roundabout, I was driving in the opposite direction.

When that lot starts diverting down the Strang (cue complaints from residents?) or coming into Douglas via Glencrutchery Rd and Ballanard/St Ninians instead it won't bode well for traffic flow.

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5 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

At 8.55AM this morning, Douglas-bound traffic was already at a virtual standstill from QB all the way back to Ballafletcher roundabout, I was driving in the opposite direction.

When that lot starts diverting down the Strang (cue complaints from residents?) or coming into Douglas via Glencrutchery Rd and Ballanard/St Ninians instead it won't bode well for traffic flow.

Totally agree, there’s 200 comments on 3fm & Manx radio Facebook about this nearly all negative. It will be chaos!!

How idiots like dogs dangly say there’s no issues is beyond me , obviously works for DOI!!

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11 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

At 8.55AM this morning, Douglas-bound traffic was already at a virtual standstill from QB all the way back to Ballafletcher roundabout, I was driving in the opposite direction.

When that lot starts diverting down the Strang (cue complaints from residents?) or coming into Douglas via Glencrutchery Rd and Ballanard/St Ninians instead it won't bode well for traffic flow.

But that’s why they are doing it in school holidays when the traffic will be less.

You know, school holidays like this week, when like you say the traffic is already backed up in every direction.

How anyone thinks it won’t be chaos is beyond me, and it just doesn’t seem justified. (I just drove up there again.  It’s fine)

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18 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

At 8.55AM this morning, Douglas-bound traffic was already at a virtual standstill from QB all the way back to Ballafletcher roundabout, I was driving in the opposite direction.

When that lot starts diverting down the Strang (cue complaints from residents?) or coming into Douglas via Glencrutchery Rd and Ballanard/St Ninians instead it won't bode well for traffic flow.

The one thing they probably will need to do is look at the parking along Strang Road.

The traffic volumes itself shouldn't make that much difference.  It only backs up from QB to BallaFlecther roundabout because of the volume of traffic coming from the right at Braddan Bridge.     For a very short period of time.  I drove down there this morning not 15 minutes or so before you came up that way and there was no back up of traffic.

Also, as with most roadworks, people need to plan their journey and leave a touch earlier. 

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3 hours ago, Banker said:

You talk bullshit on everything, let’s see what it’s like when it’s one way with buses & hospital traffic to Douglas being routed down strang road & tromode road which are terrible roads at best of times, try turning right into tromode road at busy times, traffic is backed up to graveyard 

Speaking of moaning bullshit.

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4 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

The one thing they probably will need to do is look at the parking along Strang Road.

The traffic volumes itself shouldn't make that much difference.  It only backs up from QB to BallaFlecther roundabout because of the volume of traffic coming from the right at Braddan Bridge.     For a very short period of time.  I drove down there this morning not 15 minutes or so before you came up that way and there was no back up of traffic.

Also, as with most roadworks, people need to plan their journey and leave a touch earlier. 

Absolute bollocks, I live in the area as have many who have posted negative comments.

We know what the traffic is like & I stand by my comments that you’re either a complete idiot or work for DOI as not one other positive comment .

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