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The Isle of Man Water Authority and The Department of Transport - joint press release 19 September 2008

The Isle of Man Water Authority and The Department of Transport are asking motorists to allow extra travel time for their journeys in the Onchan area while two works schemes overlap during October.

Work will begin on both schemes on Monday, 22nd September. The Department of Transport is modifying the Governor's Bridge roundabout, with the scheme scheduled to take five weeks to complete. The work involves constructing a permanent raised central island to replace the red-coloured circle in the centre of the roundabout.

Work will not be carried out on the roundabout during the morning and evening peak periods – the traffic signals will be in place between 9.00am and 4.45pm on all three approaches to the roundabout.

The Isle of Man Water Authority’s scheme will see preparatory work begin on installing a 200mm ductile iron water main to supplement supplies from Onchan to Laxey from the Cronk Ny Mona Reservoir.

The full scheme, to School Road, will continue for 16 weeks. For some six to eight weeks of this period, commencing Monday, 29th September, traffic lights will be situated on Hillberry Road. They will be manually operated, approximately 150 metres apart, during the peak morning and evening peak periods whilst works are undertaken along Hillberry Road/Avondale Road.

A joint spokesman said: “While there may be a short delay to motorists during the overlap period, every effort has been made – and will continue to be made – to minimise disruption. The primary issues are that traffic signals at Governor’s Bridge will only be in place from 9.00am until 4.45pm, and the traffic signals at Hillberry Road will be manually operated during peak times to keep traffic moving.

“Both the Department of Transport and the Isle of Man Water Authority would appreciate motorists’ cooperation and patience during this four-week overlap period.”

If you require any further information, contact Jim Davidson, Highways Schemes Manager for the Department of Transport on 686661 or Dave Cain, Project Sponsor for the Isle of Man Water Authority on 695949.

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