Foxdale Highways Scheme Update

Please see below latest update from the Highways Department.

Works will commence at Mines Road junction on 3rd October which will mean that the junction will be closed in all three directions. Access to the filling station and pub will be via Lower Foxdale, and access to Costain’s will be from Ballamodha.
The relief road will not be started as the scheme starts. The department is awaiting a planning decision.

Mines Road junction improvements – whilst a planning decision has not yet been made it is not anticipated that this will be contentious. This will commence on 3rd October so there is no delay and the final work on the junction will be complete when planning permission is received.

Buses

The No 4 bus (Douglas to Peel via Foxdale) will still operate. However it will not be able to go through the village so it will turn around at the school and re-trace its path to the Braaid and turn left onto Glen Darragh Road. It will then join the TT course at Glen Vine and then turn left at Ballacraine. It will travel up through the Hope into Lower Foxdale where it will turn around on a newly created turning area at the site of the former Ballanass Bridge. Then it will return back to the Hope and onwards to Peel. The knock-on effect on the timetable caused by the diversion will mean that the return journey will depart from Peel approximately an hour later than the current schedule.

There will not be a No 8 service from Peel to Castletown

School buses – for pupils attending QE2 in Peel the bus will depart from Mines Road at around 7.55am (or it might be 8.05am) and take the same diversion route as the No 4 bus which means that it will pick pupils up in lower Foxdale. At the end of the day the reverse will apply. For pupils attending Castle Rushen, the bus will depart from Mines Road (no times available from Bus Vannin yet) and travel along the Tosaby Road into St Marks and out onto the Ballamodha. At the end of the day the reverse will apply.

The transfer of pupils between QE2 and Castle Rushen is being arranged between Bus Vannin and the schools themselves.

Works are currently being undertaken setting up the compound on land adjacent to the Heritage Centre. Also some works are being done on the surrounding roads in readiness for the works. Lhoobs Road will be one-way from its junction with the Archallaghan Road to its junction with the Kionslieu Road.

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