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What We Do
The Highways Operations Section is responsible for the road network on the Isle of Man in order to make it suitable for travel in a safe and effective manner.
The Department maintains a winter gritting programme. See leaflet below.
Enquiries regarding highway maintenance or any of the following subjects may be made by telephoning 01624 686665 during normal office hours (Monday to Thursday 0900-1730 hours and Friday 0900-1700 hours).
Highway Emergencies after hours may be contacted on 01624 672000
Topics included under the following are:
For information about GENERAL HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE, including:-
- traffic lights
- street cleaning and sweeping
- hedge cutting
- public rights of way
For information about FLOODING AND HIGHWAY DRAINAGE, including:-
- Highways Drains
- Surface and Foul Water Drains
- Foul Sewers
- Surface Water Sewer
- Blocked gullies
- Land Drainage
Obstructions to a Road, Lane or Footway
It is illegal to obstruct the highway or footway. If you are going to undertake any activity that obstructs a road, lane or footway you must get permission to do so before the work is started.
Applications for permission to obstruct a road must be submitted at least 28 days before work begins. Enquiries can be made by contacting 01624 686665. Application forms are available at the Department of Infrastructure, Sea Terminal Buildings, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 2RF.
If you are erecting scaffolding or placing a skip on a road, lane or footway you need permission to do so. Further information is available here:-
- Application Form and Standard Terms for Placing Scaffold on Highways is available to download in PDF format. Use the link below to download.
- Application Form and Standard Terms for Placing Skips on the Highway is available to download in PDF format. Click on the link below to download.
Greenway Roads for Access to the Countryside
For information about Greenways see:-