However, Labour representative Peter Horgan has offered alternative uses for the road.
"If one was to stand at the two junctions that was formally operating as a road, you would be forgiven for thinking that traffic is actually flowing smoother than it was when it was open
"Rather than a hasty call to reopen what was a bottleneck of traffic at peak times a traffic study should be carried out on the area as it is currently operating.
"When the centre is safe again structurally I would very much like to see a portion of that road open for pedestrian and bike use but we should not be so hasty to reopen what was, anecdotally, a major pinch point in traffic. Take the money to purchase such a road and upgrade the Douglas Relief Road which is perpetually falling into itself and a dangerous hazard for all road users including cars and bikes."