Roads & Runways Update - 4th August

Please be advised that the coaster MV River Trader arrived in St Mary’s on Sunday 3rd August with a cargo of aggregates for the airport and road projects.

The offloading operations have been planned to commence as soon as possible after the Scillonian departs at 4:30 pm (1630). Therefore we will commence bringing equipment through the town between this time and 5 pm (1700). The plant moving into position will be the wheeled excavator and tractors with empty trailers. Movement of loaded vehicles is expected to commence between 5:30 and 6:00 pm (1730 – 1800).

In the event that we are unable to complete the off-loading in 1 night we will continue on Tuesday evening starting at about the same time but this will be subject to getting confirmation from the Harbour Master. Also there may a break on Tuesday if the Atlantic rowers arrive in the evening.

The route will be the same as on previous occasions and starts at the Quay, via Hugh Street, Church Street, the Old School, Telegraph Road, Parting Carn Farm and to the site. The return journey will be the same with the empty trailers passing along the Strand rather than Church Street.

On Monday evening we will be operating 6 tractors and trailers which will in 3 pairs whilst the bulk of the material is offloaded. Provided there are no mechanical or tide problems this is likely to be up to midnight. Thereafter there may be fewer tractors and trailers and some / all may be running singly.

Lagan Construction Ltd sincerely apologises for any disturbance this essential operation causes and thanks you in advance for your continuing co-operation and forbearance.

Please contact us on 07825 167569 if there are any problems during this work.


Publishing date: 
Monday, 4 August, 2014