Leeson Road to be improved

Posted on: November 10, 2020 at 3:05 pm Photo showing reverse of maintenance lorry with highway maintenance sign and equipment

A section of the main route through Bonchurch is to be upgraded by Island Roads on Thursday (Nov 12)).

The resurfacing of a southbound lane of the A3055 Leeson Road will mean the road will be closed between Smuggler’s Haven car park and Smugglers Haven Tea Gardens between 9.30am and 4pm at the latest on that day. The diversion during the work will be St Boniface Road – Mitchell Avenue – Ocean View Road – Newport Road – Clarence Road – High Street – St Johns Road – Shanklin Road – Victoria Avenue – High Street.

The work will greatly improve what is the worst section of the carriageway in this area. The targeted approach will ensure not only a smoother ride for road users but also that disruption is kept to a minimum.

“Much of the A3055 – the main road between Shanklin and Bonchurch/Ventnor – has been resurfaced by Island Roads in recent years but work is required at this specific location in order to keep the road up to the required standard,” said Island Roads construction manager Keith Gourlay.

“The limited nature of the work means, weather permitting, we should be able to complete it in a single shift but we apologise in advance for any local disruption caused and thank motorists for their understanding and co-operation. ”