Douglas Promenade Scheme
Tynwald Members have approved the scheme to reconstruct Douglas Promenade.
The Department of Infrastructure is proposing a new design for the southern section of the Promenade to improve traffic flow, junctions and footpaths and to create a cultural area around the Villa Marina and Gaiety in line with the town centre regeneration and Douglas Masterplan. The northern end is to be redeveloped on a simple, like-for-like basis.
The scheme reflects the design principles agreed by Tynwald Members in January 2017 and features twin horse tram tracks in the centre of the road from Strathallan to Castle Mona Avenue, switching to a single track on the seaward side of the road terminating at Peveril Square, near the Sea Terminal.
Following Tynwald approval, the Department will now progress the detailed design work and submit a planning application, with a view to work starting in September 2018.
The construction programme is expected to take three years to complete and a traffic management plan will be put in place to minimise disruption by maintaining two-way travel wherever practical.
The downloadable documents on this web page show the existing layout of the northern and southern sections of the Promenade along with the proposed designs.
The intention is that the completed scheme will deliver significant social, economic and travel benefits and create a national asset the Island can be proud of.