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9 minutes ago, Beelzebub3 said:

I heard it on Manx radio news this morning, although it was very brief.

At this time of writing, it's certainly not made their news website though?

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If I was DOI management I woukd be frantically looking at the prom crossings and markings over this weekend and getting them sorted before it really hits the fan. Many warned them about St Johns crossing but the neanderthals wouldnt listen till too late .    

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27 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Why are the pavements jutting out so much around Broadway ?  Weird shapes and the pink bits between the Jubilee Clock and Broadway are scruffy already.   Has Auldwyn been paid all the money or has some been held back to pay on completion ?

Went through Broadway roundelly roundabout yesterday from Villa side trying to go up towards Victora Road. But got stuck for several minutes becasue traffic was backing up from temp lights where concrete is being repaired I assume. Whereas before there was a filter lane on the left which was only really stopped by pedestrain corssing on the junction (southbound couldn't turn right up Broadway)

Also noticed a lot of folks just drive onto a roundel even if their exit is blocked (though to be fair they often do this on roundabouts too) and pull U-turns (even if they aren't a taxi). Roll on Christmas holidays and TT weeks.

So now a broken down vehicle or accident northbound in front of the villa or beyond will force traffic up either Market Street (out onto Victoria Street) or Finch Road onto Prospect Hill or up Crellins Hill. Possibly a U-turn back southbound to the Sea Terminal is the only other alternative. So essentially pushing the diverted traffic back into the centre of town where it will already be congested by vehicle trying to get onto the northbound prom. Don't envy any HGV or coach drivers doing that.

My predicition is in 12-24 months the bottom of Broadway will get an 'improvement' to at least allow a filter to the left on the roundelly roundabout.

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45 minutes ago, finlo said:

How long until someone stuffs it into those stone street sign things in the middle of the road?

Totally ludicrous situation not self-illuminated or reflective, not even a kerb. Can see overtaking cyclists and bikers  weaving through traffic. Though they shouldn't be overtaking on the approach to a crossing point where these are I guess.

Maybe Douglas won't have any stormy winter nights lashing with torrential rain or mist from now on so visibility of a dark grey stone obstruction about 1m high in the middle of the road won't be an issue? Just as visible as the white/grey unmarked crossing points (i.e. no beacons)

Watched an elderly gentleman on mobility scooter meander out onto the prom roadway between a zebra crossing on one side (of the side street he came out of) and an unmarked crossing on the other side. Almost as if he couldn't decide which one to use  or maybe couldn't even see the coloured stone marking from that level.

And it'll only get worse as the stone gets dirt on it. Cue multi-million pound stone scrubbing DoI vehicle in 6-12 months.

Nomination for the unmarked crossings ~ Seagull crossings (aka shitting nuisance)

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It might have been my “Rob Callister for Chief Minister” T shirt but I have had 3 near misses with cars whilst crossing the almost but not quite zebra crossings just off the almost but not quite roundabouts at Marina Road and Central Promenade so far.

It is only a matter of time before somebody gets run over at one of these things.

 

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16 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

It might have been my “Rob Callister for Chief Minister” T shirt but I have had 3 near misses with cars whilst crossing the almost but not quite zebra crossings just off the almost but not quite roundabouts at Marina Road and Central Promenade so far.

It is only a matter of time before somebody gets run over at one of these things.

 

I’ll bloody get you next time…..😂

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I'm sure it's been commented before , but one each of the Harris promenade and Loch promenade stone obelisks are the wrong way round to the direction of traffic. 

I.e. says Harris promenade when leaving and moving on to central prom.

its just wrong. 

They appear to have made the road super narrow between esplanade and Broadway where the road crosses the double tram tracks.

The fun wil really start when the horse trams start running again. 

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10 hours ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

It might have been my “Rob Callister for Chief Minister” T shirt but I have had 3 near misses with cars whilst crossing the almost but not quite zebra crossings just off the almost but not quite roundabouts at Marina Road and Central Promenade so far.

It is only a matter of time before somebody gets run over at one of these things.

 

Are we supposed to stop at those?

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Completion date thrown off-track, says DoI Minister

It's 'absolutely impossible' to put a put a completion date on the Douglas prom scheme, but work will continue into next year.

That's the word of the infrastructure minister who's been quizzed on the subject in the House of Keys this morning.

Tim Crookall says the overall work is '95% complete' however the rail regulator has raised a concern with the tramway points at the bottom of Broadway, meaning they now need to be modified at a factory in the UK.

Work on a seventy-metre section of tramway between Broadway and Esplanade Mews cannot continue until they're returned.

Mr Crookall previously said he wouldn't give a completion date on the promenade refurbishment scheme, and said he still wouldn't until the finished road was being swept and cleaned:”

 

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53 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Completion date thrown off-track, says DoI Minister

It's 'absolutely impossible' to put a put a completion date on the Douglas prom scheme, but work will continue into next year.

That's the word of the infrastructure minister who's been quizzed on the subject in the House of Keys this morning.

Tim Crookall says the overall work is '95% complete' however the rail regulator has raised a concern with the tramway points at the bottom of Broadway, meaning they now need to be modified at a factory in the UK.

Work on a seventy-metre section of tramway between Broadway and Esplanade Mews cannot continue until they're returned.

Mr Crookall previously said he wouldn't give a completion date on the promenade refurbishment scheme, and said he still wouldn't until the finished road was being swept and cleaned:”

 

The contractors and more importantly, the DoI collective, must have been rubbing their hands when Tim nice but dim, was appointed.  So we will just do away with deadlines and see how things progress.  It was noticeable after he first made the no deadline comments the work almost ground to a halt.  

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