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10-WEEK ROAD CLOSURE IN VENTNOR TO CAUSE DISRUPTION

A 10-week closure of Gills Cliff Road in Ventnor is set to cause disruption to motorists and local bus services from next week.

To allow for utility repair works, the road will be closed from Whitwell Road to Castle Road from 09:00 on Monday (16th January) until Friday 31st March.

As a result of the closure, Southern Vectis’ Route 6 bus will divert from Whitwell Road to Ventnor Town via Ocean View Road, Mitchell Avenue and Spring Hill in both directions.

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School bus routes are also affected by the work. Details of the changes to Route 316, 318 and 320 are detailed below.

Route 316 AM will divert from Undercliff Drive via Park Avenue, Alpine Road, Church Street, High Street, Spring Hill, Mitchell Avenue and Ocean View Road to rejoin the normal route at the junction of Ocean View Road and Upper Gills Cliff Road. This means the stops in both Lower and Upper Gills Cliff Road will not be served.

Route 316 PM will divert from junction of Ocean View Road and Upper Gills Cliff Road via Ocean View Road, Mitchell Avenue, Spring Hill, High Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, Pier Street, Church Street, Alpine Road and Park Avenue to rejoin the normal route at Undercliff Drive. This means the stops in Upper and Lower Gills Cliff Road will not be served.

Route 318 AM will divert from Ventnor (Albert Street) via Pier Street, High Street, Spring Hill, Mitchell Avenue, Ocean View Road and Upper Gills Cliff Road to rejoin the normal route at Whitwell Road. This means the stops in Church Street and Lower Gills Cliff Road will not be served.

Route 318 PM will divert from Whitwell Road via Upper Gills Cliff Road, Ocean View Road, Mitchell Avenue, Spring Hill, High Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, High Street, Spring Hill to the Island Free School. This means the stops in Lower Gills Cliff Road or Church Street will not be served.

Route 320 AM will divert from Ventnor (Albert Street) via Pier Street, High Street, Spring Hill, Mitchell Avenue, Ocean View Road and Upper Gills Cliff Road to rejoin the normal route at Whitwell Road. This means the stops at Church Street, Ventnor Park and Lower Gills Cliff Road will not be served.

Route 320 PM will divert from Whitwell Road via Upper Gills Cliff Road, Ocean View Road, Mitchell Avenue, Spring Hill, High Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, High Street, Spring Hill to Island Free School. This means the stops in Lower Gills Cliff Road or Church Street will not be served.

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