Residents are being reminded that a rolling programme of work to upgrade the traffic signals at Coppins Bridge in Newport is entering its final phase, with work on the remaining three sets of traffic signals at Fairlee Road / Fairlee Link Road, Staplers Road / Snooks Hill and Medina Way / Fairlee Link Road taking place from Monday 21 February.
During the work these signals will be replaced by temporary lights (manually controlled at peak times) and there will also be a temporary pedestrian crossing on Fairlee Link Road.
The main impact on traffic will be the closure of Fairlee Road between Fairlee Link Road and the Staplers Road junction for the duration of work. Traffic entering Snooks Hill/Coppins Bridge from the Whippingham/Wootton/Ryde area will need to use the official diversion via Staplers. To assist traffic flows, the lights at the junction of Staplers/top of Snooks Hill will be turned off.
The Link Road will be open as usual for traffic wanting to enter the dual carriageway (towards Cowes and the West Wight) from the Whippingham/Wootton/ Ryde areas.
The official diversion for traffic leaving Coppins Bridge for the Whippingham/Wootton/Ryde areas will be via Staplers. Please see map above.
The programme will be completed in its entirety by Friday 11 March, 2022, subject to any issues outside of our control including weather related interruptions.
Please allow extra time for your journeys in and around the area, thank you.
For more information visit https://islandroads.com/coppins-bridge-signals-upgrade/