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Company defends reputation on Peel Road work

A company involved in a major road project on the Island has spoken out to defend its reputation.

Island Drainage and Groundwork was a sub contractor in the £4.3m improvement of the Peel Road works in Douglas.

The company says it's concerned that recent comments in the media appear to suggest it was partly or wholly responsible for problems with the road.

A section of it flooded during a recent rain storm and it had to be closed to traffic.

IDG says it followed the instructions and specifications of the main contractor at all times and the work was checked by DOI representatives.

With regard to the reported drainage problems, IDG says there was no improvement works undertaken to the storm water main drainage system running down the length of Peel Road which is believed to be under capacity, though additional gullies were installed to increase the road drainage capacity into the storm water drainage.

They add that the recent flooding adjacent to the fire station was at least in part as a result of construction debris within the drainage system and an exceptional amount of rain. The debris has since been removed.

The statement from the company ends by stating that the DoI is satisfied with the quality and timeliness of the work they carried out and as a highly regarded contractor on the Island IDG is exceptionally proud of its reputation.


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