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New traffic signals for Glen Darragh Road junction 14 August 2006

The Department of Transport is pleased to announce that the installation of traffic signals on the Douglas to Peel Rd at the junction with Glen Darragh Rd is now close to completion.

Full operation will be delayed until after the Manx Grand Prix Races, however the Department is planning to have the traffic signals fully operational for on or before Monday 4th September, in time for the new school term.

Following the installation of new traffic signals at the Glen Darragh junction, there is no longer a requirement for the Marown School Crossing Patrol. As such, Mr Hunt has been advised that his current post will become redundant with effect from Friday 31st August 2006.

The School Crossing Patrol Service Guidelines April 2005, Section 6.4 state ‘School Crossing Patrols and light-controlled crossings fulfil the same purpose (they stop traffic so that pedestrians may cross the road safely) and therefore, having both in place at the same site is duplication of resources and may be confusing for drivers.’

Gordon Edwards, Road Safety Manager for the Department of Transport comments,

“At the present time, the Department does not have any vacant posts for School Crossing Patrol Officers elsewhere on the Island, but we will seek the assistance of the Personnel Office in attempting to find suitable alternative employment elsewhere in Government, if Mr Hunt indicates he wishes to pursue such an option.”
“We know Mr Hunt has publicly indicated that once the traffic lights have been installed at the Glen Darragh junction he would happily resign and return to early retirement, and we wish him well in that respect.”
“With regard to Mr. Hunt’s current suspension from duty pending a disciplinary hearing, the Department is continuing to seek a resolution to this matter under the due processes of the Disciplinary Procedures contained within the Whitley Council Memorandum of Agreement.”

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