Following an agreement between the Department of Infrastructure and a landowner in Foxdale, work will take place at Mines Road junction to enhance visibility for motorists looking down the hill towards the village.
Planning approval has now been received for the junction improvements and the retaining structures required for the work have been ordered. The road will not now close until late October when the Department has received confirmation of the delivery date for the materials.
Jim Davidson, Project Co-ordinator, said:
‘This change is great news for the village as it will create a much better junction for many years to come. I’d like to thank all those involved in reaching an agreement to enable this work to be carried out.’
The work at Mines Road junction is the first phase of a major reconstruction of the main road through Higher Foxdale. The scheme, which is scheduled for completion before next year’s TT Festival, will provide a road that is capable of meeting traffic and drainage requirements throughout its design life of 40 years.
Residents, businesses and other local stakeholders will be kept informed of the scheme’s progress and details of the revised bus timetables will be published in due course.
Additional information, including site maps, road closures and diversion routes, is available on the Current and Recent Projects section of the Department of Infrastructure website.