roughly surfaced road with traffic cones down the middle and safety fencing to the right hand side at St George's Way Newport

Updated August 2021

The latest phase of ongoing investment to improve traffic flows in and around Newport is nearing completion.

St George’s Way at Newport has now re-opened in both directions and the diversion through the town that has been in place has been lifted.

While the re-opening marks a major milestone in the road improvement project, the capacity benefits will not be realised until the road have been resurfaced and the additional lanes marked out for use.

From Wednesday 18th August to Friday 27th August the road will be closed overnight between 7pm and 6am in both directions (including weekends) to allow the resurfacing work to be completed.  The road will be re-opened outside the resurfacing times – ie during the day.

As part of this resurfacing, new road linings will be applied to create an additional lane at the Matalan roundabout to separate traffic wanting to travel right to Church Litten from that wishing to go straight across the roundabout towards Blackwater. There will also be additional lane space for traffic entering Coppins Bridge.

During resurfacing, the advised diversion for northbound traffic will be via St Georges Approach, Medina Avenue, Church Litten, South Street, East Street, Coppins Bridge

For Southbound traffic it will be via Snooks Hill, Staplers Road, Long Lane, Downend Road, A3056, Blackwater Road, St Georges Way.

We would like to sincerely thank local residents and businesses for their co-operation and understanding during the work.