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46 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

So if it is a private company why all the slagging off Harmer and the DOI if they got the contract they must be calling the shots and have obviously got expert advise.    I am in no way saying the job is a good un, but the wrong people seem to be getting the flack.

Because the brief and the specifications and the order of works are dictated by the DOI. Whoever prioritized the horse trams at the DOI needs taking out the back and shooting. 

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It seems that Broadway is going to be closed for five weeks

https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_595143.html

 

It would be nice if the 'MyProm team' could be arsed to update their social media or website. It's not been updated in 3 weeks. 

The last time Harmer and Co. got their arse kicked by Bettison, Callister and Robertshaw they were full of apologies and promises that the work sites wouldn't be more than 400m and that communication would be greatly improved... what a load of shite that turned out to be!! 

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9 minutes ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

It would be nice if the 'MyProm team' could be arsed to update their social media or website. It's not been updated in 3 weeks. 

The last time Harmer and Co. got their arse kicked by Bettison, Callister and Robertshaw they were full of apologies and promises that the work sites wouldn't be more than 400m and that communication would be greatly improved... what a load of shite that turned out to be!! 

Well nothing since the 27th August and the Twitter is similarly inactive.  They do still appear to be keeping Facebook up to date though, except that none of the recent posts actually seem to be about the works on the Prom.  I believe there are people working full time on this, you know.

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Well nothing since the 27th August and the Twitter is similarly inactive.  They do still appear to be keeping Facebook up to date though, except that none of the recent posts actually seem to be about the works on the Prom.  

Knowing government one person responsible for Twitter will have taken 2 1/2 weeks off and nothing will get done while they’re away and the person responsible for Facebook won’t do their job while their way if they don’t get extra pay or flexi time and, hey ho, it’s only the public they need to keep informed so they probably don’t care that much. 

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The bus stops are as...one at the Villiers and one at the Gaiety.   I shall be swerving town for the immediate future, may take a trip to Ramsey much more civilised.

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1 hour ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

I did read somewhere that all of the streets between the prom and strand street close next week too... 

Here you go:

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Courier 6 September 2019

Regent Street, Howard Street and Granville Street (Douglas)

Temporary  Closure to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as follows –

Regent Street between Loch Promenade and Villiers Lane;

Howard Street between Loch Promenade and Villiers Lane and Strand Lane; and Granville Street from Loch Promenade to Granville Lane,

from 6.00pm on 13 September 2019 until 6.00pm on 12 March 2020 or until the promenade reconstruction work is completed, whichever is the earlier.

This work will be phased and only one of the aforementioned roads will be closed at a time.

The one-way on the unnamed lane from Regent Street to Fort Street and Fort Street to Victoria Street will be suspended whilst Regent Street is closed and the one-way system on Castle Street will be suspended at such times as Granville Street is closed.

Access to properties will be maintained.  Access will also be allowed for emergency vehicles, public works vehicles, and others with the permission of the Department.

This work is being carried out by Auldyn Construction as part of the Douglas Refurbishment Scheme. Contact details for Douglas Refurbishment Scheme MyProm Project are 686363 or email myprom@gov.im.

DOI 384

So from today - but presumably only one of them.

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18 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Here you go:

So from today - but presumably only one of them.

We also have this gem to add to it

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Drivers could see average travel times around Douglas quadruple if all sites proposed in the Eastern Area Plan come forward.

That’s according to a report by traffic consultant SYSTRA, which modelled the impact on highways, should major development take place.

The firm’s study shows that compared to the 2016 levels, ’significant congestion’ is likely to form along main arterial routes into the town at both morning and afternoon peaks.

Data showed the average travel time along this network of roads could jump from roughly five to twenty minutes during the 5 to 6pm period.

The average network speeds at peak times were also shown to fall from around fifteen to five miles per hour.

The report was discussed during the inquiry into the Eastern Area Plan this week.

It was described as a ’worst-case scenario’ by the Department of Infrasrtucture’s Kevin Almond.

He told the inquiry the findings didn’t account for improvements to the road network and efforts to encourage active travel.

The report also did not account for the possible release of strategic reserve sites in the plan.

To see more about the planning inquiry into the eastern plan, see the Manx Independent.

One of our reporters is currently covering it for Tuesday’s Isle of Man Examiner.

 

Luckily the Departments spokesperson for the ‘worst case scenario’  shown this instance is a complete penis so none of it is likely to become reality. 

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17 minutes ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

Not reopening the can of worms that is the subject of how long the work is taking, but surely it's not too much to ask for them to keep the public informed?

What work? The last three times I've been to Douglas I've honestly not seen anyone working ! In fact, I've only seen about two fellows in dayglo.

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Commentating on this must  be akin  to trying to describe a perpetually rained off  never ending cricket match. No wonder they've given up

Edited by the stinking enigma

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Drove along the prom today by mistake. Seemed to be plenty of workers about. Why are the new horse tram tracks so high? 

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21 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Drove along the prom today by mistake. Seemed to be plenty of workers about. Why are the new horse tram tracks so high? 

Global warming!

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1 hour ago, doc.fixit said:

What work? The last three times I've been to Douglas I've honestly not seen anyone working ! In fact, I've only seen about two fellows in dayglo.

They seem to have a wrecking crew who are able to pull up the road. But nobody that knows how to lay the new road. 

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