£25M Douglas promenade refurbishment starts again with sooner completion date

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Work to refurbish the Douglas promenade has restarted today after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All non-essential construction works on the Isle of Man resumed on 24th April after the Island went into lockdown.

Minister for Infrastructure, Ray Harmer MHK, has said changes have been made to the project while the Island has been tackling the pandemic.

The new completion date has been brought forward from August next year to Easter 2021 as more work can be completed during the lockdown.

According to Mr Harmer, this is due to the closure of most seafront firms which has allowed "flexibility".

This is in addition to the TT being cancelled and further news that the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix 2020 will no longer be going ahead.

The £25m project was originally scheduled to be completed by October 2020, but has had various delays since the beginning of the works.

Further details about the new timeline for the promenade will be released in the next few weeks.