The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to announce that the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment project will start shortly, with preparatory and enabling works beginning next week.
Starting on Monday 17 September, work will take place in several locations, the most prominent being major carriageway resurfacing on King Edward Road and the removal of the raised garden area on Harris Promenade
It will also include the removal of kerbing, benches and other highway furniture.
The Department is in the process of finalising the construction programme and traffic management strategy for the scheme.
During the construction period, which is expected to take up to two years, the Department will provide regular updates and feedback on progress. A dedicated Project Liaison Officer has recently been appointed to ensure promenade users, residents and business owners are kept up to date.
Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK said:
‘The preparatory works will mark the beginning of a period of transformation and we are delighted to make a start on this landmark project, fittingly during the 'Year of our Island'.
‘This is an exciting time and will see a substantial investment into a major route into Douglas. Ultimately this will create something that residents will benefit from for years to come and will represent a lasting legacy for future generations.’
The preparatory works are not expected to lead to significant travel disruption, with every effort being made to limit any inconvenience to promenade users.