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2 hours ago, kevster said:

And if done in bigger sections - you would need more plant and a bigger workforce = more cost

For a shorter period = less cost? 

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Looked again at the plans, is that 'chicane' somewhere north of broadway still on the plan? A wi9ggle in the tram tracks with trees clifton terrace area?

If this turns out to be crap, can we sequestrate the MHKs who voted for it????

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42 minutes ago, Max Power said:

How it was done in 1931..

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they will have been a lot quicker starting from scratch than the current lot will be.

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Get the firm over who did Tesco's parking area

job done in no time at all

P.S  They should have sent the Horse Trams to Ramsey

to compliment their new Marina 

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1 hour ago, Max Power said:

For a shorter period = less cost? 

But more disruption. A rolling set of works makes more sense.  But obviously you and everyone else on here have many years of civil engineering experience and know how it should be done  

 

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1 hour ago, kevster said:

But more disruption. A rolling set of works makes more sense.  But obviously you and everyone else on here have many years of civil engineering experience and know how it should be done  

 

Not at all, I was asking a question?

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On 8/1/2019 at 8:05 PM, 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.

But surley they would have consulted all of the business`s that would be effected first, and outlined the timeline of the job, and compensation to any of those business`s effected ?

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17 hours ago, Max Power said:

For a shorter period = less cost? 

Not if we where to use prisoners from the Jurby Hilton, that would reduce the cost of labour, and time, conciderably, ( government savings )  !!

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1 hour ago, LightBulb said:

Not if we where to use prisoners from the Jurby Hilton, that would reduce the cost of labour, and time, conciderably, ( government savings )  !!

Think of all the Haribo and Pot Noodles the holiday camp residents could buy! 

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25 minutes ago, english zloty said:

Alf’s comments and admissions are interesting. Pretty much he’s saying we trusted the DOI not to make a complete pigs ear out of this but sadly it’s now turned into a national crisis where we have to help bailing them out as they’re totally incompetent. Harmer needs to go and so does Nick Black. How embarrassing that it’s now almost a national emergency sticking some horse trams in and doing some road works?  The DOI have the negative Midas touch. Everything they touch eventually turns to shit. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Grounds Keeper Willy said:

Alf’s comments and admissions are interesting. Pretty much he’s saying we trusted the DOI not to make a complete pigs ear out of this but sadly it’s now turned into a national crisis where we have to help bailing them out as they’re totally incompetent. Harmer needs to go and so does Nick Black. How embarrassing that it’s now almost a national emergency sticking some horse trams in and doing some road works?  The DOI have the negative Midas touch. Everything they touch eventually turns to shit. 

 

Eventually?

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4 minutes ago, finlo said:

Eventually?

In governments eyes it’s eventually. The public knows different. How long can the Chief Minister and the Treasury Minister actively support gross incompetence? Most of us knew this would be an earth shattering disaster from day one because of the complete dipsticks involved. It’s now been shown to be almost bankrupting all traders on the route ostensibly to install trams lines for trams that haven’t made a profit for at least 30 years. It’s almost the perfect allegory for all that’s wrong with the Island and our government. Illogical state-sponsored incompetence that is strangling anyone who wants to grow a successful business here. 

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22 hours ago, Max Power said:

How it was done in 1931..

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That is a mighty impressive substrata, and It was well contained too. Looking at the excavations it seems there was little wrong with the foundation layers, certainly none of the horror stories that were put about.

 

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