New makeover for flood prone West Wight road

Posted on: June 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Work to improve the drainage and surface of Main Road, Brighstone is set to begin in the next few weeks delivering long-term benefits to a community historically hit by flooding problems.


During the work, not only will powerful jets clear through the existing drainage system to ensure it is functioning adequately but it will also receive additional drainage improvements prior to the new road surface being laid.

The drainage works will be completed under temporary traffic lights over the next couple of weeks starting from Wednesday 04/06/2014. Main Road will then be closed overnight between New Road and Moortown Lane from the Monday 23/06/2014 for a period of approximately five nights while the surfacing work is completed. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the works and businesses will be open as usual.

The works have been scheduled to take place after half term and ahead of the main tourist season and will be completed between the hours of 18:00 and 06:30 each day to minimise disruption for those wishing to travel through and around the area.  Diversion signs will be in place directing traffic via New Road, Grange Road, A3055 Military Road, Brook Village Road, B3399 Brighstone Road, Hunny Hill and Main Roadduring the road closure.

Island Roads Construction Manager Keith Gourlay said: “Due to the number of businesses and the local school within this area, we have programmed these works to take place overnight to minimise travel disruption.

“Our teams on site work extremely hard to accommodate access to businesses within all our road closures and there will be dedicated pedestrian walkways and marshals available to assist.”


Residents, schools and businesses in the local area have received letters explaining the road closures and detailing access for those living in the closed section of the road. This is part of a range of measures in place to keep everyone informed of these forthcoming works.