The Mountain Road will be closed daily from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 May (inclusive) between the Creg-ny-Baa and Barrule Park, to allow for planned maintenance to take place in preparation for this year’s TT Races.
It is hoped that these works can be completed during these three daily closures. If the works are delayed due to the weather, the road closure order makes provision for the works to continue on 13 to 15 May if necessary.
The road will be closed between 9.30am and 4.30pm daily, although when weather conditions prevent work from taking place, the road will be open as normal.
Various other works will be undertaken during the road closure, such as patching, line remarking, verge marker maintenance, painting of the bridges/kerbs and preparation for temporary signage.
The closure of the Mountain Road during the works is necessary as a safety precaution because a considerable amount of the work involves the workforce carrying out tasks at the side or centre of the road and the manoeuvring of heavy vehicles and plant will be taking place.
The Department apologises in advance for any disruption these works will cause and trust that drivers will appreciate the need to take these precautions.