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Double Corner Roundabout

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Double Corner Roundabout
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Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
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Junctions related to the A8 (Isle of Man)

The Double Corner Roundabout appears to take its name from a step in the harbour side next to it, forming a 'double corner'. It is completely unsigned from all directions, and yet is one of the busiest junctions on the island, connecting traffic from the south of the island with the centre of Douglas and the ferry terminal. Three of the four arms of the junction are (probably) the A8, although this is also uncertain.

The A8 definitely approaches from the north, along a very short stretch of dual carriageway, which connects the the un-named roundabout at the Sea Terminal. The eastern arm leads into the long stay car park for the terminal. So much, so obvious. However, historically, the A8 turned to the west here and ran along the north side of the harbour on North Quay. This has been semi-pedestrianised and broken up to form a series of one-way loops, making it impossible to drive from one end to the other. The western arm of the roundabout is therefore one way eastbound onto the junction. The southern arm crosses Douglas Harbour Lifting Bridge, also known as the Millennium Bridge to meet the A41 on the further side. The bridge appears to be a primary A road, but hasn't been given a number. To all intents and purposes, however, it is the A8, as traffic can no longer use North Quay.


Route To Notes


Castletown, The SOUTH (A5)


Town centre, Laxey, Ramsey


No entry onto North Quay
Long Stay Pay and Display Parking

Double Corner Roundabout
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Isle of Man

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