Ryde footway work to begin

Posted on: November 4, 2022 at 11:29 am

Two sections of busy footway in Ryde are scheduled to be resurfaced by Island Roads starting this month.

Work to improve a 685-metre section of pavement at Marlborough Road will start next week while a 565-metre section of the footway at Binstead Road will begin later this month when the Southern Water scheme in nearby Queen’s Road is completed.

Marlborough Road work is expected to last 35 days and Binstead 25 days. 

The work at Marlborough Road will resurface the footway between Appley Road and Salisbury Road while at Binstead Road, the stretch between Gwydyr Close and Ringwood Road will be improved.

In both cases, temporary traffic lights will be installed to ensure work can progress as swiftly and safely as possible. These signals will be manually controlled during peak hours and removed each night whenever possible.

An Island Roads spokesman said: “We are undertaking these works outside of the summer months when traffic flows are lighter and we will be manually operating the traffic lights in the morning and evening rush hours to keep traffic moving as best we can.

“But as these are busy roads there may be some delays while we carry out these footway improvements so we would urge people to leave additional time for their journeys or use other routes if possible.”