I have noted that Road projects along busy thoroughfares are completed in about two to three weeks when these could be done in a short span of time and save commuters from inconveniences. Works could have been done during the night or early morning going through the rest of the day. The contractors could be given incentives for doing this like a bonus for completing the works way ahead of time as shown in the CPM. The amount saved could still be more than any incentives given to the contractors. 

Why the contribution is important

This is one area where the government can save money considering the number of projects programmed for the year. 

by Shalomiom on April 26, 2017 at 08:19AM

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  • Posted by xt512 April 26, 2017 at 10:55

    not a practical idea increased labour costs and noise and safety have to be taken into account
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 26, 2017 at 17:16

    Don't save money, staff can't work 24 hours for less money!
  • Posted by Hemmingway May 08, 2017 at 07:55

    The time taken to do repairs/upgrades is far too long and causes a lot of time and money to be wasted.

    For example the Port Erin work is still ongoing - months after it should have finished. The income in the shops there has dropped because people (particularly elderly and disabled people cannot get to the shops.) Deliveries to the shops have been disrupted. More people have stayed at home and ordered on line.

    Similarly the Foxdale fiasco went on for ages, and is still ongoing. Businesses suffer and drivers end up having to do long detours that waste time and money.

    The Castletown Square seemed to take months longer than it should have done. It put many people off going into Castletown and numbers are still down.

    To help businesses / to stop time and petrol and money being wasted / and to make the island more attractive to visitors - get road works done far quicker.
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