One of the Island’s most picturesque routes will be reopened to two-way traffic next week

Posted on: June 21, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Work by Island Roads to enable the temporary traffic lights in Military Road, Brook to be removed is nearing completion.

In 2010, a section of the cliff adjacent to the road at Brook collapsed resulting in the road having to be restricted to single file traffic. To prevent further deterioration, the Isle of Wight Council installed a surface water drainage system in 2011 to lower the groundwater level.  The scheme has been monitored closely and has proved effective in slowing the recession of the cliff at this point on the Military Road.
An embankment has been constructed on the lay-by adjacent to the road to prevent vehicles parking too close to the cliff edge, the water filled barriers and temporary lights will therefore be removed by early next week, ahead of the Easter holiday period.