The Mountain section of the Isle of Man TT course will be one-way throughout the fortnight-long festival.

Following a public consultation, the Isle of Man Government has confirmed it will proceed with plans to restrict traffic movements between the Ramsey Hairpin and the Creg-ny-Baa.

The idea was first suggested by the emergency services as a way of improving road safety by reducing the chances of head-on collisions on the Mountain section.

Home Affairs Minister Martin Quayle said 83 submissions were made during the consultation process.

‘Various comments were expressed, with respondents pretty evenly split for and against the proposal,’ he added. ‘On balance, however, our priority has to be public safety and I am pleased that the Council of Ministers has endorsed the joint recommendation from the Departments of Transport and Home Affairs, and the emergency services, to make the Mountain Road section of the TT course, from the Ramsey Hairpin to the Creg-ny-Baa, one way for the duration of the 2007 TT festival.’
The one way system will be in place for the entire TT fortnight, commencing on Saturday 26th May and reverting back to two way traffic on Monday 11th June. The road will be actively policed 24 hours a day during the period, and particular hazard points will be coned off and signed, in order to assist with traffic calming.
Specific locations where coning will be used are the Hairpin, Bungalow, Keppel Gate and Creg ny Baa. Detailed arrangements are being made to enable race marshals to get to and from their stations.

All cones and signs will be removed from the road before race sessions and the Mountain Road will close early to facilitate this. It will re-open only once the cones and signs have been replaced.

With more traffic expected on the Coast Road, from Douglas to Ramsey, there will be parking restrictions and alterations to the timing of traffic signals.

Full details of all arrangements will be advised nearer the time to local authorities and effected residents and businesses.



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