Remaining Works
Keeping you in the picture about the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade

See each area below

So what’s left to do?  Let’s start at the Sea Terminal end and move north.

Loch Promenade

There is a small amount of work to be completed around Victoria Street with the new pedestrian crossing in use. Topsoil is also being placed next to the Marine (Sunken) Gardens to create the temporary wildflower corridor.

 Granite marker posts featuring designs from local artist Anna Wilson have been installed on the new crossing at Victoria Street, similar to the ones installed earlier in the project on Harris Promenade.

The remainder of Loch Promenade to the roundel at Church Road Marina is finished, with traffic flowing normally and parking available on both sides of the highway.

 Harris Promenade

The cultural area and plaza outside the Gaiety Theatre is really taking shape, including planting and lighting, and will be finished by mid-November. Some final jointing work is still to be completed and new railings are to be fitted outside the Sefton Hotel; a bespoke granite bench is in the process of being installed along with some more planting which will improve the area even further.

This area will provide a real focal point for activities for many years to come, improving its potential for entertainment as well as creating a bright, relaxed zone for the whole community.

 Utility, lighting and final surfacing works remain ongoing on the seaside pavement and tram corridor, between the Church Road and Broadway roundels.

A 70-metre section of tramway between Broadway and Esplanade Mews is currently being built and will remain unfinished until an issue with the tramway points, highlighted recently by the rail regulator, is resolved. This work will take 3 to 4 weeks and will get under way as soon as the modified points arrive on-Island. The work will, however, be off the highway and have a minimal impact on traffic flow but some parking may be suspended during these works

The rail track between Broadway and the Sea Terminal, was descoped from the contract. The Department will return to Tynwald later this year for additional funding for this part of the tram corridor.

Central and Queens Promenades

Heading further north, final highway and pavement surfacing is under way and will be completed in the coming weeks.

The highway between Palace View Terrace and Strathallan is fully surfaced, with the only remaining section requiring attention being the landside pavement between Paramount City and Summer Hill.

 

Updated on 10 November 2021

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