Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man's Mountain Road reopens after TT preparations

TT circuit courtesy Amadeus Photography Image copyright Amadeus Photography
Image caption During the Isle of Man TT races motorbikes will reach speeds of up to 200mph on the road

The Isle of Man's Mountain Road has reopened after the completion of "essential maintenance" work needed ahead of the TT races.

The road was closed to traffic for two weeks between the Creg-ny-Baa and the Ramsey Hairpin.

A government spokesman said the work included patching, temporary signage and reprofiling the carriageway.

During the TT festival, which begins next month, motorbikes reach speeds of up to 200mph.

A government spokesman said the work, which cost £125,000, will "extend the life of one of the Isle of Man's main strategic routes".

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne said the works had been completed "on time and on budget".

The annual TT festival attracts more than 40,000 fans to the Isle of Man.

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