Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Peel Road scheme enters new phase

One of the main roads into the Isle of Man's capital will remain one-way to traffic for nine weeks, Infrastructure bosses have confirmed.

The move comes as a multi-million pound scheme, which began in March, enters its second phase.

The latest part of the £4m scheme will see work move to the section of road between the western entrance to Hills Meadow and the Circular Road junction.

The work will begin on the out-of-town side of the road.

A temporary traffic light system will be used to manage traffic and parking restrictions will be in place throughout the works.

'No alternatives'

An Infrastructure spokesman said: "Circular Road will be closed to traffic heading out of Douglas, however, inbound traffic will still be able to use the route.

"No alternatives are available and we seek the patience of road users whilst this essential work is undertaken".

Work will also be undertaken alongside the Water and Sewage Authority to improve drainage in a bid to alleviate flooding.

Director of highways Richard Pearson said: "All businesses on Peel Road and Pulrose Road remain open and will be fully accessible throughout the works."

When the scheme was approved, Mr Pearson said the work was "essential" as the area was "one of the worst on the Isle of Man in terms of drive quality".

The major road improvement scheme, approved by Tynwald in February, is expected take about 80 weeks.

It is the biggest road improvement scheme on the Isle of Man since Richmond Hill in 2010.

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