Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man Mountain Road closed for TT preparation

The Isle of Man's Mountain Road has been closed for two days to allow for resurfacing work to take place ahead of the TT festival.

The route is part of the circuit for the annual motorcycle races, due to take place between 25 May and 7 June.

An infrastructure spokesman said the route is closed to traffic between Ramsey Hairpin to Creg-ny-Baa between 09:15 BST to 16:30 on 15 and 16 May.

It is thought the road preparation work will cost in the region of £200,000.

It is being undertaken to bring the TT circuit in line with international racing guidelines set out by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU).

On several parts of the TT course, participants will exceed speeds of 200mph.

A course inspection in April, undertaken by infrastructure representatives and course officials, identified 300 faults - mainly on the Mountain Road.

Once the road improvements have been been completed, the course inspectors will do a final check before practice begins on 25 May.

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