The main contractor, Auldyn Construction, with the many sub-contractors are all working hard to minimise inconvenience and complete the work by October 2020.
Douglas Promenade Refurbishment will make the area something to be proud of and more special for our community and visitors. Click link for artists impressions of the cultural area.
This is a huge joined-up scheme – please see below phasing plans with details of where we are working and when as at March 2019. These plans have been developed from the Contractor’s Programme and highlight the main construction phases only.
Other planned works to upgrade and install new utilities throughout the works are not shown on these plans. These works will be taking place in advance of the main construction tasks and will also require similar levels of traffic management.
All works stop for the TT period.
It is important that the extent of highway construction and statutory service replacement is not under-estimated. A close working relationship with all statutory undertakers, such as Manx Utilities, Manx Telecom, Manx Gas, Sure and Douglas Borough Council is allowing all infrastructure and services to be replaced and removed and therefore future proofed.
The contractor is working on multiple areas - see sequencing of works drawings links
Phasing Plan 5
Two-way traffic is being maintained along the whole length of the Promenade which removes the ability to park near the construction work area;
The tram line along Central and Queens Promenades is being installed to facilitate the 2019 tram season (albeit a reduced service). This will commence on Thursday 25 April 2019 – please click this link for all the details Horse Trams
Alternate parking on Loch Promenade will be available on walkway from War Memorial to Bottleneck car park - no charge but a 2 hour parking order is in place. Please note this area is being co-shared with pedestrians so please adhere to the 10mph speed limit;
We are endeavouring to facilitate public parking at Summerland as soon as possible;
Parking cones are set out the night before parking suspension comes into effect;
Extensive site investigation work done in advance to assess site conditions and enable value engineering throughout the design process;
This is a landmark scheme promoting commitment and joined up working between the Department of Infrastructure and statutory undertakers.
The public are asked to:
Allow extra journey time;
Note that during construction, on-street parking availability is greatly reduced
Not to park in coned areas as this will incur a parking fine or their vehicle being towed away if it would delay the works;
Within coned working areas please be patient if travelling behind a bus, as it may need to stop for a short period to pick up or off load passengers;
We have worked with all the delivery, coach operators, hotels, Douglas Borough Council, Isle of Man Post and numerous other businesses to endeavour to facilitate day to day activities on Douglas Promenade;
We would ask all motorists not to park on footpaths as this may endanger pedestrians including vulnerable users such as visually impaired or disabled persons;
To avoid delays - consider using alternative routes to Douglas Promenade;
Think about using public transport or taxis for ease of drop-off to restaurants or businesses – we have worked with businesses based just off the Promenade to help alleviate issues and thank them for their support during this busy refurbishment scheme;
Consider using many of Douglas’ multi-storey car parks – Chester Street car park is free from 3pm onwards;
Adhere to the 20mph speed limit within the works plus 10mph on walkway.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. It is very much appreciated that the local community are working hard to find solutions together.
Updated on 28 March 2019