The MyProm project team enjoyed a visit from members of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, North West Region this week. The members had a keen interest in the final designs and how the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment Scheme was going to develop 3km of new highway, tram track and public realm over the next 2 years.
They were particularly interested to hear of the complexities of the design combining all the requirements of the statutory undertakers while maintaining 2 way traffic flow and endeavouring to minimise disruption to the travelling public with a traffic movement count of 17,000 average each day.
During the visit they also took time out to look over the Douglas Regeneration works in the town centre. Prior to the visit CIHT had delivered a well-attended and interesting presentation by Peter Hewitt and Ben Coleman on Cycle Infrastructure Design.
Chair for the CIHT North West, Hayley Palmer said they would be following the progress from the UK as they were particularly interested in the innovative pedestrian friendly infrastructure.
Pictured are left to right are Committee Member and CIHT Past President – Chris Jackson; Peter Hewitt, Mott MacDonald - guest speaker; Committee Recruitment Officer – Behrooz Sagafi; Ben Coleman – Mott MacDonald - guest speaker, Gary Saunders, Construction Manager for the Department of Infrastructure and Keith Podmore, Project Manager for the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment Scheme.
Seated: CIHT Chair – Hayley Palmer; Committee Secretary – Lindsey MacDonald.
Updated on 22 January 2019