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RECENT WORKS

(11/01/2022)

Another Hole in the Wall !

Necessary, no doubt, and we can be sure the department
 (not to mention nearby local residents !)
will be keeping a close eye on this one.

(Luckily, no serious rain seems to be forecast for now).

Happily - at least in the eyes of a non-expert - the newly-installed
Minorca Hill drainage pipe  seems to be pretty capable.


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(01-10-2021)

Timber Ledges and Shingle Base Added to Waterfall Culvert

(Understood to be a spawning facility for fish).

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Earlier:
Lining and Reinforcing of N.Bank by weir.
10/08/2021
(Photos courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

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N.Bank Concrete Lining by Woollen Mills.

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Stone Facing - Glen Road

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South Bank Reinforcing -
Upstream of Swales Bridge

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Stone Facing gainst Concrete Lining -
 Lower Part of Quarry Falls Culvert.

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(02-10-2021 : Stonework now removed - believed to be unsafe).

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22-07-2021
River Works

Start of Reinforcement of River Wall

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Removal of Weir
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Widening of River
Adjacent to Swales Bridge
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30-04-2021
 Works on Waterfall Culvert & Bridge
(Pics as usual, courtesy of Chris Lockwood)


Construction of new Quarry Side Wall

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New Bridge

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New Bridge (2)

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Picnic Area

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23-04-21

Earlier Works on Waterfall Culvert.
Upper part being widened.
Old bridge replaced.

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Upper Culvert, looking downstream.
Prepared for New Bridge

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Upper Culvert
New Bridge Lifting into Place

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Upper Culvert
Voila! ......New Bridge

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Upper Culvert -
West Wall - On Quarry Side

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Previous Work:


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Removal of Pedestrian Bridge

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Widening of Channel

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View from Waterfall Area

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Waterfall
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20-03-21

Original Site.:

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Original Bridge
(To be Enlarged and Replaced)

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Start of Width Enlargement:

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21-02-21

Further Culvert Progress
and New Stonewalling.
(Pics courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

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11-12-2020

Glen Road resurfacing over culvert completed.
Through road open again.

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06-12-2020
Culvert Works
(All pics as usual, courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

East side liner completed

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Start of West side liner.

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View from river end

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View from road end.
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18-11-2020
Earlier Work on Glen Road Culvert.

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Upper part of culvert seemingly now complete,
with some very neat stonework.

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Lower end of culvert being expanded to form a
large chamber - purpose not yet clear.

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Expanded culvert  shown from river end.

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07-11-20
Earlier Works
Original Stone Culvert
(Upper end)

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Original Culvert (Lower end)

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New Culvert Part Constructed (Upper end)

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New Culvert Part Constructed (Lower end - showing enlarged road underpass)

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Preparation of New Culvert Base.

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3-11-20

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Removel of stones 'ramping
against the sea wall:


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(OK, it may or may not work, but well worth a try...)

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13-10-20

Glen Gardens Tree-Catcher
with new stone wall.
(Nice stonework)

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Earlier Works

Culvert - Start
13-10-20
(Pic courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

(Again, nice stonework. Will probably look good when finished).

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Glen Rd - Filling in of old culvert. Early Oct.2020
(Pic courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

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18th Sept.2020:  

  ROCKS!
To the considerable surprise of nearby residents (some of whom were awakened at 0530 yesterday when works commenced) the MUA began to line the Laxey River banks with large boulders:

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Engineers in charge explained that the work was 'temporary,' and 'intended to reinforce the banks,' while several locals expressed robust fears that filling the river with even more obstructions will raise the water level during flood conditions and achieve the reverse effect from that intended.

The work has now ceased (Sat. 19th. Sept), and the last wagonload of rocks was taken away - for unknown reasons.

No doubt the subject will be addressed at the 'drop-in' meetings next week.

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15-09-20

Quarry Falls Culvert 
Pics. courtesy of Chris Lockwood.

Pic 1-2-3 Installation of culvert roof. 15/09/20

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Note:
  pics 4/5/6 . These illustrate the concern of nearby residents that the capacity of the under-road tunnel will not be sufficient to accommodate the downflow from the culvert when full.

Chris has made inquiries and was told that modification of the under-road tunnel 'is included in the next phase of works.'

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Quarry Falls Culvert
20-08-2020

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Earlier Items:

New Culvert Works -
Emails from Ken Crellin
to DOI:

Wed     - Mr Baker

Thurs    - Mr Baker + copy to Chief Minister
(Pics courtesy of Chris Lockwood)

Mon       -  Link toManx Radio Coverage

Thurs 20th - Letter - DOI to Manx Radio
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2019 :-

Tree Clearing Update - 5th Nov.

Quarry Falls Clearance - 1

Quarry Falls Clearance - 2

Quarry Falls Clearance - 3

UPFLOW FROM GRID
(Work in progress from 04/11/19)

River Scouring Survey & Wall Support
Nr. Swales Bridge

Woollen Mills Confluence - clearance.

New River Wall

Repairs to Quarry Falls
Culvert Wall

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2019:


Tennis Courts Tree Clearance

 
Quarry Falls Tree Clearance

Quarry Falls Culvert Clearance

New Culvert - Beside Glen Rd.














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