Updated: 17 February 2021

This page will contain the latest information on our scheme to reconstruct and resurface sections of York Avenue in East Cowes.

Though we have taken a number of steps to minimise disruption, this is a major project that will inevitably have an impact on the local network. Please use this page – and also our Twitter feed @Islandroads – to see details of the scheme’s progress.

This page will be updated weekly or whenever there are relevant updates.

We are delivering letters with background details of the scheme to those residents most affected by the project. We have also produced a factsheet providing answers to some of the questions you may have about the project. This, along with the residents’ letter can be found at the bottom of this page.

In advance of schemes of this scale and scope, we would usually visit the location and talk to those businesses affected. However because of the Covid-19 restrictions, this approach has not been possible in respect of York Avenue. We apologise to any business we have not yet contacted by phone or email and would ask them to email their details to info@islandroads.com so they can be kept informed of scheme updates by email or by telephone if required.

As part of our efforts to reduce local disruption, we have split the work into four phases of reconstruction followed by two phases of resurfacing. The reconstruction phase will be spilt over 64 days starting March 1. Because the work involves deep excavations, it will be necessary to work under a total 24-hour road closure for the duration of each phase with traffic re-routed around local diversions.

The dates for each of the phases are outlined below, however please note that these are indicative and subject to change as works can be affected by a number of factors, such as weather conditions.

Phase one – between Osborne House and south of Crossways Road – Monday March 1 to Tuesday March 23

Phase two – between Victoria Grove and Osborne House – Wednesday March 24 to Friday April 9

Phase three – between Adelaide Grove and a point 60 metres north-west of Connaught Road – Monday April 12 to Wednesday May 12

Phase four – between Well Road and Adelaide Grove – Thursday May 13 to Wednesday June 2

The resurfacing work is due to be undertaken at night between June 2 – 9. During the resurfacing phase, it will be possible to open the road during the day.

Please note that for various reasons, the work programme is subject to change. Any such changes will be highlighted on this page. However, details of the current schedule including the road closures and diversion routes can be found in the key document section below.

In order to keep the community informed we will also be sending regular updates to an email group of interested parties. If you would like to be included in that correspondence, please email your name and address to CIPadmin@islandroads.com.

Can we in advance, thank the local community including East Cowes Town Council and the local elected IW Council members for their assistance and co-operation.

We hope you find the info on this page useful. If you have any questions, then please email info@islandroads.com.

Key documents:

Residents’ letter – February 2021

Frequently asked questions

York Avenue works – phasing plan

Press release – East Cowes gateway route to be improved – 17 February 2021

Diversion routes – phase 1

Diversion routes – phase 2

Diversion routes – phase 3

Diversion routes – phase 4

Diversion routes – resurfacing phase 1

Diversion routes – resurfacing phase 2