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DoI sets out 15-year vision for Douglas's roads

Long and short term plans for the capital's highways

The Department of Infrastructure has published a long-term plan for roads around Douglas.

It sets out the department's 15-year aspirations for highways in the capital, and has been released to give the public a flavour of what's proposed.

Some of the more ambitious long-term projects include a new bridge connecting North and South Quay, a revamp of Victoria Street to give it 'a grand sense of space', and improvements to Bucks Road.

But much of the document highlights more immediate plans, such as a new promenade walkway as part of the current scheme, a Douglas to Onchan cycle route, and upgrades to Tromode Road. 

Behind the vision is a drive to encourage a 'sense of place' by improving the size, area and quality of pedestrian zones, improving standards of roads, and encouraging use of footpaths and cycle lanes.

Creating low speed areas and protecting against flooding are also mentioned.

Click the link below to view the plan;

https://www.gov.im/media/1370414/douglas-15-year-road-map.pdf  

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