Tuesday, October 17, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
RoadWatch website goes live on March 12th 8 March 2007

A website offering road users a one-stop information centre on roadworks and road closures affecting Manx roads goes live next week.

The RoadWatch website (www.gov.im/roadwatch) is accessible via the Isle of Man Government homepage and will be updated by the Department of Transport, utilities such as the Manx Telecom and Manx Gas, and the Emergency Services.

At present, motorists are informed of planned temporary road closure orders (issued by the Highways Division) via the media, while emergency closures, such as for work on service lines, fallen trees and damage to roads, are passed on to the media as and when they happen.

However, it was identified that a single information point where all closures and roadworks could be displayed would benefit road users. The RoadWatch website is straightforward and easy to use and will be updated as and when closures and roadworks (both planned and emergency) are announced.

Director of Highways Bruce Hannay said:

‘This is a real partnership between the public and private sectors.
‘If you do not listen to the radio during the day, the chances are you will not be aware of any emergency road closures. With this website, a quick glance online before you leave home or work will tell you if there is likely to be any delays on the route you wish to take.’

Another advantage of having all the information on one website is that RSS feeds are available. These provide updates to your computer whenever the website is updated, which means you don’t have to visit the site to check the latest developments on Manx roads.

A link on the Government homepage provides information about how to download an RSS news reader. Comments and enquiries about the RoadWatch website can be made via enquiries@highways.gov.im

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
UK Measles Outbreak: The Need for Action Now 23 April 2013
The UK Measles Outbreak continues in South Wales and other parts of the UK. [More]
Chief Minister's statement to the House of Keys on support for the Sefton Group 23 April 2013
Mr SpeakerIn the absence of the Economic Development Minister on Government business, I and the Treasury Minister gave a presentation on Friday to Members of Tynwald on the reasons for Council of Ministers’ decision to support the Sefton Group. [More]
Public Services Commission Consultation 22 April 2013
In line with Government’s Agenda for Change programme and in particular its policy to reduce bureaucracy, the Civil Service Commission has launched a public consultation on the proposal to establish a Public Services Commission (PSC). [More]
Government acts to protect local economy and jobs 19 April 2013
GOVERNMENT is backing the financial restructuring of a prominent Island business group to help protect the local economy, Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK announced today (Friday April 19, 2013). [More]
Isle of Man signs Double Taxation Agreement with Luxembourg 18 April 2013
As part of the Isle of Man Government’s ongoing programme of signing Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), the Isle of Man has signed a comprehensive DTA with Luxembourg. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World