Final phase of Fishbourne Lane improvement about to start

Posted on: September 25, 2019 at 2:33 pm
Fishbourne Lane pre final phase of works

The final phase of major work to improve Fishbourne Lane is set to begin at the end of the month.

The night-time work by Island Roads will see further sections of Fishbourne Lane reconstructed to address weak foundations and the entire length between Elenors Grove and the Wightlink Terminal resurfaced.Fis

The work is scheduled to start on September 30 and last an estimated five weeks, during which time night-time road closures will be in place.

Island Roads has liaised closely with residents, Wightlink and Fishbourne Parish Council and will be working reduced shifts in order to keep disruption to a minimum.

As a result, working shifts will be between the later start time of 9pm and the earlier finish time of 3.30am Monday to Thursday and 10pm to 3.30am on Fridays. There will be no work on Saturday or Sunday nights. During the project’s work hours Fishbourne Lane will be closed to traffic but pedestrian access will remain.

Wightlink has consequently amended its timetable to reflect the closure of Fishbourne Lane during these night-time project work hours and is providing extra sailings on its Yarmouth to Lymington route. You can read more about Wightlink’s services during this work on

Keith Gourlay, Island Roads construction manager, said: “As well as Fishbourne Lane looking better, the work will mean it will also have a much better ride quality which should also reduce the noise of traffic travelling across it.

“Once again we would like to thank residents, local businesses and Wightlink and their customers for their ongoing co-operation and understanding during this project.”