Main roads in Wootton to be upgraded

Posted on: June 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Two busy sections of main road In Wootton are due to be upgraded shortly by Island Roads.


A one kilometre section of Station Road from the Woodmans Roundabout to the Cedars junction is due to be resurfaced between June 16-23 and a 1.2 kilometre stretch of Lushington Hill between the Racecourse and Palmers Road is due to be resurfaced between July 3-9.


The diversion route for the Station Road work will be via Whiterails Road, Staplers Road, Snooks Hill, Coppins Bridge, Fairlee Road, The Racecourse, Lushington Hill and Wootton High Street.


The diversion route for the Lushington Hill work will be via Wootton High Street, Station Road, Whiterails Road, Staplers, Snooks Hill, Coppins Brdge, Fairlee and the Racecourse.


In order to minimise disruption to road users, work on both sections will be undertaken at night and re-opened during the day. Diversions will be in place to allow the works to be undertaken as swiftly and as safely as possible.


The work is part of Island Roads’ intensive programme to upgrade the Island’s highway network with much emphasis currently being put on improving some of the Island’s main roads that are in poorest condition.


Island Roads service director Paul Herbert, said: “We have recently undertaken high profile improvement schemes at Arreton and Whippingham and the forthcoming work in Wootton will further underline our commitment to improving the quality of the Island’s strategic roads.


“Obviously given the nature of these roads, this improvement work cannot be undertaken without some disruption but we will make every effort to keep this to a minimum and thank residents and road users in advance for their patience and understanding while this work is in progress.


”In the interests of safety we would also like to remind road users to drive within the speed limits on these diversion routes.”