Jump to content
Coronavirus topics renamed and some locked. No new topics. ×
Manx Forums, Live Chat, Blogs & Classifieds for the Isle of Man
slinkydevil

Promenade/Peel Road Megathread

Recommended Posts

New news in tonight's Indy (P3) on the promenade front.

Project Manager Keith Podmore explains that the excavations are not as deep as people were expecting as there are now no voids found during EITHER surveys OR the current works (my caps).

It's all to do with deteriorating concrete slabs beneath the existing road surface apparently.

So all the previous project justification about voids and the foundations being washed away is/was clearly bollocks then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

New news in tonight's Indy (P3) on the promenade front.

Project Manager Keith Podmore explains that the excavations are not as deep as people were expecting as there are now no voids found during EITHER surveys OR the current works (my caps).

It's all to do with deteriorating concrete slabs beneath the existing road surface apparently.

So all the previous project justification about voids and the foundations being washed away is/was clearly bollocks then?

So £25 million that didn't need to be spent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were all told that a double decker bus could suddenly fall into a hole unless we spent x gazillion pound to rebuild everything with gold and silver embellishments.  

Heads should roll 

Edited by NoTail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It had to be done, should have been sorted years ago.    Anyone who did not envisage mess and inconvenience is delusional.    Keeping traffic flowing the same time as the work being done is very challenging.   Moaning about it will not speed the process up.   The amazing thing to me is we seem to have about 60,000 civil engineers living on the Island who could have done a better job in half the time for £25 quid.    Just enjoy the sunshine and suck it up.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

It had to be done, should have been sorted years ago.    Anyone who did not envisage mess and inconvenience is delusional.    Keeping traffic flowing the same time as the work being done is very challenging.   Moaning about it will not speed the process up.   The amazing thing to me is we seem to have about 60,000 civil engineers living on the Island who could have done a better job in half the time for £25 quid.    Just enjoy the sunshine and suck it up.

You are Ray Harmer. I claim my £5. 

 

Try not to crack too much under pressure, not like your new concrete! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hissingsid said:

It had to be done, should have been sorted years ago.    Anyone who did not envisage mess and inconvenience is delusional.    Keeping traffic flowing the same time as the work being done is very challenging.   Moaning about it will not speed the process up.   The amazing thing to me is we seem to have about 60,000 civil engineers living on the Island who could have done a better job in half the time for £25 quid.    Just enjoy the sunshine and suck it up.

You are right Sid, who thought that there would be no disruption? I do feel that they should have attacked the thing full on and minimised the time that we were living with the job though.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sid's gone all establishment on us.

Either he's just got his IoM Government pension lumpy, or he is Piebaps lovechild.

  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, they are now claiming that a bit of it will be finished for Xmas as well. Maybe there is light and hope?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s not the first time it’s been said something will be over by Christmas. Look how that turned out

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

should have closed it entirely from the sefton to sea terminal. surely would have been done quicker rather than the piece meal snails pace

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, snowman said:

should have closed it entirely from the sefton to sea terminal. surely would have been done quicker rather than the piece meal snails pace

That’s true; you’re right. But can you imagine the screams of anguish and outrage when that was announced? If there’s one thing we Manx excel at it’s making a mountain out of a molehill through the power of whinge.

  • Thanks 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, snowman said:

should have closed it entirely from the sefton to sea terminal. surely would have been done quicker rather than the piece meal snails pace

That would have really pissed off all the hoteliers, shopkeepers, and residents. And it's a main route across town.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, kevster said:

That would have really pissed off all the hoteliers, shopkeepers, and residents. And it's a main route across town.

And that’s the whole idea of the phases, doing the Centre first, then one side followed by the other. 

Keeps traffic moving and allows access to properties and businesses.

Blocking off complete sections, Sea Terminal to Greensills, Greensills to Broadway, Broadway to Palace, Palace to Summerhill, Summerhill to Strathallan, would have a much more disastrous effect on travel and business.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...