Northwood work ahead of schedule

Posted on: September 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm
Newport Road, Northwood

Island Roads is pleased to announce work to rebuild a section of Newport Road is set to finish tomorrow (Friday 13) – around a week earlier than initially scheduled.

The scheme has progressed ahead of schedule given favourable weather conditions and because fears that work crews may encounter unmapped shallow underground services did not materialise.

It is hoped the traffic lights that have been necessary to control traffic for safety reasons during work can be removed tomorrow afternoon (Friday).

Island Roads will return to resurface the section of road over three nights on September 24, 25, and 26. This work will be done under a road closure between the hours of 10pm and 5am during which time traffic will be diverted via Noke Common (into Cowes) and Whitehouse Road (into Newport).

Keith Gourlay, Island Roads construction manager, said: “We would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding during this initial work.

“We are pleased that, barring anything unforeseen, we will be finishing the rebuilding phase of this work ahead of schedule. When the final surface is applied I am sure motorists will enjoy a much smoother ride through this busy section of the network.”