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Road closures must 'strike the right balance' says DOI

Mon, 16 May 2016


The Department of Infrastructure has responded to criticism over constant road closures saying it has to "strike the right balance" to help the Isle of Man "flourish". 
 
It follows concerns raised by retailers in Ramsey that the frequent closure of the Mountain Road has led to trade being "decimated". 
 
The department says it appreciates that blocking off the route can be "frustrating and inconvenient" - however it says it always considers a wide range of factors before agreeing to a closure. 
 
Chris Blatcher is the chairman of Ramsey Chamber of Commerce - he says shopkeepers in the town think more balance is needed:

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