More time needed to complete major scheme
Foxdale highway improvement works will be going on for an extra two months.
That's the message from the Department of Infrastructure - it's because the department decided to acquire land necessary to carry out major works at the Mines Road junction.
It's set the work team back pre-construction.
The DoI says the team 'pulled out all the stops', but it wasn't enough to make up the time lost - that's due to additional 'unplanned works' revising the timetable.
It's issuing a fresh road closure notice from 3 April to 26 May to prepare the roads before TT begins.
It means the works will extend beyond TT - but the main road will temporarily re-open for the festival fortnight.
Then, it'll close again on 12 June to allow for remaining works to take place from the filling station to Mines Road - with a completion date set at mid-August this year.
The department has thanked residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation throughout.
It says they've been realistic about the challenges it faces.