Modification of Mountain Road closures


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A six-week closure planned for Mountain Road this summer has been postponed to March 2022.

Transport bosses had offered to close the main road in August to do essential maintenance ahead of TT 2022.

However, in a statement released today (Thursday), the government said it revised the schedule after “stakeholder consultation and public comment.”

A spokesperson said: “The project cannot start later than March because the road surface and pavement must have enough time to stabilize before TT 2022; and a six week shutdown is required due to the risk of inclement weather and fewer daylight hours.

“Some work will take place this summer to enable resurfacing by a UK micro-asphalt contractor as part of a larger island-wide program.

“This material is to be applied in hot weather and the work will require daily closures for up to a week between Ramsey and the bungalow, typically between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accommodate commuter traffic. Access will be maintained to businesses and Manx Electric. Railway “.

Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker added: “As previously emphasized, this work is necessary to allow next year’s TT to continue as well as for long-term safe use. Now that the consultation period is over, the team has been able to finalize their plans and revise the original proposal to reflect the concerns.

He added: “It is essential that the ministry can consult informally on its plans and assess stakeholder concerns prior to the formal public consultation that takes place as part of the road closure request. In this case, the process took into account a wide range of views and led to this revised proposal which will better support both our economic recovery and the visitor sector. ‘

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