Road improvements in the St George’s Way area of Newport are progressing well with works currently on schedule to be completed in March as planned.
Work has now started to upgrade the traffic signals at the exit from Marks and Spencer/Morrisons to incorporate pedestrian crossing phases and on Monday 23rd January work will begin to create new traffic signals at the junction of Shide Road and St George’s Way. Work to install the new traffic signals is expected to be completed by Friday 3rd March and will involve minor alterations to the existing layout of the junction and the introduction of a new traffic Island to segregate traffic and improve pedestrian crossing facilities across St George’s Way.
To allow these works the short section of Shide Road between St George’s Way and Medina Avenue will become one-way in an east to west direction, resulting in all traffic travelling east along Shide Road (from Whitepit Lane) turning left and using the one-way traffic system that is already in place.
Traffic leaving Newport will soon be diverted around the east side of the new roundabout to allow the western half to be built. Throughout the works, access to Newport Football Club will remain open.
There are a variety of factors including inclement weather, emergency works and scheme extensions that can sometimes affect the timing of works. Due to the size and nature of this scheme, the works programme is subject to change but programme updates will be issued as each phase progresses.
The Isle of Wight Council would like to thank residents for their patience while these major road works are carried out.