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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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Did the retailers in Strand Street and Castle Street get compensated for the disruption and noise, dust etc..  when the streets got regenerated ? I do not think so they just had to suck it up and it is going to start again when the shops that are empty from salmons to the lane are changed into a five story mix of apartments and shops, whenever this happens !!!  0nce compensation gets to be the given there will be a stream of never ending demands consequently nothing will ever be done, just saying.

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"Communication is the main thing learned to date" re. the Promenade project, sayeth the good Mr Harmer (MR News).

Everybody else has learned that it's not a good thing to let a bunch of under-resourced, badly managed contractors loose on a major civil engineering job where the priority is departmental and job justification. 9 weeks behind to date. Can't wait til the overspends start being calculated and released. Assuming they are, of course.

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15 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

They are back folks. And apparently that well known highways engineer Mr O’Neal is satisfied.

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I think it's an attempted play on the title of O'Neal's biggest hit. 

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I still think they should have put access tunnels under the prom at 100 metre intervals and then all pipework, electrics, whatever, can be connected along the sidewalk to the access tunnels. Once all connected, the road should have been dug up, strengthened and tarmac laid over the top with no further need to cut/dig a hole in the new tarmac as like said, all the pipework goes through the access tunnels.

Ah well....A pipe dream  Hah :P

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BBC News online, Mr Harmer now announces a timetable of works review in order to try and, "Pick up time" on the 9 weeks the project is behind schedule.

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5 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

BBC News online, Mr Harmer now announces a timetable of works review in order to try and, "Pick up time" on the 9 weeks the project is behind schedule.

Looking at it objectively it's far more than 9 weeks behind. There's just over 1 year left of the original timetable and still no sign of the 50/60 men Harmer said would be working on it. Then there's the granite on pavements and around the Sefton to lay and going on Strand street timescale that will be a year alone !! Ohhh and then there's the cracking which will have to be repaired or replaced .. The services to properties on the Prom also will take added time as you can't just throw them in ...

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