Improvement work set for Fairlee

Posted on: September 26, 2023 at 3:16 pm

Island Roads is due to carry out a significant carriageway improvement scheme at Fairlee Road, Newport, later this week.

Around 4,000 square metres of new surfacing will be laid in the section between the Roundhouse and Medina College in work scheduled to start on Friday.

This section of Fairlee Road will be closed between 7.30pm and 6.30 am during the work with traffic diverted via Staplers Road. The work is being carried out over four weekday nights to minimise disruption.

The project is one of several scheduled for the Autumn so as to avoid the busy summer months when the road network is at its busiest.

Island Roads is this week also undertaking a highway improvement scheme on the Middle Road outside Calbourne Mill and is due to undertake further road improvement on the approach to the Merrie Gardens Roundabout at Lake. This scheme will be one overnight – again to minimise disruption – on October 4.

All schemes are subject to change for various reasons including inclement weather.

An Island Roads spokesperson said: “Our planned highway improvement work tends to scale back in the high summer months as that is when the network is at its busiest and we need to be sensitive to the needs of the Island’s tourism industry.

“While we make every effort to minimise disruption, it is just not possible to undertake this work without causing some impact on residents and the travelling public, so we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these improvements will cause.”