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Work to begin next week on IoM promenade transformation

An artist impression of a section of Douglas Promenade after work is completed. Photo: IOM Gov

Work will begin next week on major regeneration works for one of the busiest areas on the Isle of Man.

Prepatory and enabling works on the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment project will begin Monday 17 September, which was granted planning approval earlier this year.

Several locations will undergo changes, 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 of Infrastructure 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 DOI will provide regular updates and feedback on progress.

The preparatory works are not expected to lead to significant travel disruption, with efforts being made to limit any inconvenience to the public.

The entrance to the Gaiety Theatre Credit: IOM Gov

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.

– Dep. of Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK