Summerhill to close

We would like to advise that the next phase of road closures will be in force next week as works on the Promenade redevelopment accelerates.

Summerhill will close for an 8 week period from 15 July until 8 September 2020.  Vehicle access to Summerhill Place is being maintained from Summerhill Road and all businesses at the bottom of Summerhill remain open and fully accessible to pedestrians. Summerhill Slip Road will remain closed. 

In addition, Church Road Marina will also close on 25 July 2020, reopening on 10 November. Access to Market Street is being maintained via Finch Road.

For a period of 6 weeks Broadway, Summerhill and Church Road Marina will all be closed in order to facilitate the compressed scheme of works on the Promenade. Broadway will reopen on 8 September when two-way traffic flow will be restored from the junction with Douglas Promenade north to Summerhill.

From 13 July 2020 the traffic flow on Loch and Harris promenades will use part of the walkway between the sunken gardens, past the war memorial and exit north of the Broadway junction at Castle Mona Avenue.

Full pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained on the walkway. The temporary road will be securely fenced along this length, clearly separating it from the walkway. These changes will be in force up to 7 December 2020. To view the traffic management drawing please click HERE. 

The new programme will see the Promenade highway completed by the end of March 2021 so that all construction works are removed from the Prom before the season starts. Over the following winter the tram track will be completed.

Minister Baker said: ‘Work is progressing on Douglas Promenade to schedule, with every effort being made by both the main contractor, Auldyn Construction and the Department of Infrastructure to achieve the deadline. We thank the public for their patience and understanding with all the measures introduced in order to achieve this highly ambitious programme to complete the Promenade ahead of the 2021 tourist season.’

 Key dates:

 15 July 2020

The junction of Queen’s Promenade and Summerhill will close to traffic – reopening 8 September.

 25 July 2020

The junction of Church Road Marina will be closed to traffic – reopening 10 November.

 8 September 2020 

Two-way traffic flow will be restored from the junction with Broadway north to Summerhill (Please note: Broadway south will remain one-way from Victoria Street north).

 15 December 2020

Two-way traffic flows will be restored along the remaining length of the Promenade (Loch Promenade and Harris Promenade).

 1 April 2021

All works completed.


Updated on 08 July 2020
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