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1 minute ago, finlo said:

I hope your not trying to suggest they've no idea what they're doing!:ph34r:

It would have been quicker and a lot better had they let that kindergarten work on the prom

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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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13 minutes ago, WTF said:

the prom will drain into the hotel basements instead of to the beach, good thinking.

Well if the last decade has taught us anything, it's that the DoI hasn't really grasped the idea that water runs downhill.

(Or if they have they probably think that water is the MUA's responsibility and so they don't need to take it into consideration).

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26 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

There’s a plan? Please do tell? 

The plan is to redevelop the whole prom, including demolition of the seafront hotels which are now much lower than the new tramlines. These will be rebuilt higher at Govt's cost and rented out to operators as part of the IoM's post VAT economy to accommodate the many thousands of TT fans who will attend the rescheduled TT just announced.

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2 hours ago, finlo said:

The tramlines are now higher than the pavements!

Short memories here. They always were. Drained both sides like every other fucking road. I could never have imagined the amount of shite posted about a road refurb.

You all laughed at Paul about his flat earth, but you are even worse. FFS, get a life and look at the rubbish you are posting about the prom.

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6 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

Well if the last decade has taught us anything, it's that the DoI hasn't really grasped the idea that water runs downhill.

(Or if they have they probably think that water is the MUA's responsibility and so they don't need to take it into consideration).

I think it's MNH's responsibility!

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When do we think the first proper overtopping will be?

the one that washes away all the fencing, deposits tonnes of pebbles in their lovely big holes, and lifts all the temporary road surfaces while washing away all the supplies they have on site.

how long until those things that are covering the track outside the Castle Mona end up through a hotel window or rammed into someone’s car.

 

its going to be a fun winter.

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6 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Short memories here. They always were. Drained both sides like every other fucking road. I could never have imagined the amount of shite posted about a road refurb.

You all laughed at Paul about his flat earth, but you are even worse. FFS, get a life and look at the rubbish you are posting about the prom.

Go down the portion and look at how they are relaying it. Especially outside the Methodist church you can clearly see the new road surface will end up higher than the pavement. It's almost level now and it still has a couple of inches to go to meet up with the red concrete. This is before they fit the rail on the sea side of the prom.

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25 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Go down the portion and look at how they are relaying it. Especially outside the Methodist church you can clearly see the new road surface will end up higher than the pavement. It's almost level now and it still has a couple of inches to go to meet up with the red concrete. This is before they fit the rail on the sea side of the prom.

There must be methodist in the madness for this. Could be they think with the road slightly higher than the pavement

will form some sort of sea barrier. 

May be the same thinking as with Laxey, cut a hole in the wall, put a harris fence up and that will stop any flooding.                                                                                                                                                               

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I had a drive through yesterday. The elevation of the centre does seem awfully high. I take it there won’t be any parking on the landward side of the road in future in the double track sector? The space to pass between a parked car and a tram seems very tight.

I also noticed that the pink dye in the concrete at the sea terminal end seems to be a bit washed out.

I am sure it will all be fine in the end though - they’ve got this!

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8 hours ago, dilligaf said:

Short memories here. They always were. Drained both sides like every other fucking road. I could never have imagined the amount of shite posted about a road refurb.

You all laughed at Paul about his flat earth, but you are even worse. FFS, get a life and look at the rubbish you are posting about the prom.

Excellent, no need to panic now, dilli says it's all right... :whistling:

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Anyone else pick up on this report that penalty clauses have been removed on this contract. That could really come back to haunt DOI if anything like suggested above kicks in ..re levels etc I agree they have never looked right as the build up has progressed but what do the general public know ....mmmm increasingly it seems more than the powers that be it would seem..scary really . Maybe as a stakeholder .ie tax payer it's clear why that's  the case and as DOI and staff at the top etc never seem accountable they just don't care 

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

I also noticed that the pink dye in the concrete at the sea terminal end seems to be a bit washed out.

I am sure it will all be fine in the end though - they’ve got this!

The dye always washes out over time as it's a additive . Shouldn't have been noticeable this soon though . But in the big picture least of the problems I'd say 

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