6 WEEKS OF TRAVEL DELAYS IN ARRETON DUE TO UTILITY WORKS

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Motorists travelling through Arreton face delays over the next 6 weeks due to utility works in the area.

2-way temporary traffic lights have been erected on the main Sandown to Newport road this morning (Wednesday) to enable fibre connection work to be undertaken.

According to published information, the works will extend through to Hale Common and towards Apse Heath. The traffic lights are currently set up near School Lane.

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The work should be finished by 12th April when the Isle of Wight is set to significantly unlock from the national lockdown, however, schools are going back for the first time since Christmas on Monday (8th March).

For today only, there are also temporary lights near to Sandown Airport for works by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Next week, Island Roads look set to set up lights at Apse Heath roundabout for 2 days and at Hale Common for 4 days.

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Truth
Truth
1 month ago

More vans with men sat in them doing nothing, and feeding their faces, and if they do anything productive we will see one worker digging and four watching.

Nick Black
Nick Black
1 month ago

Are Wight Fibre intentionally seeing just how much chaos and inconvenience they can cause to residents and motorists on the Isle of Wight?
This so-called ‘programme’ of works seemed to grind to a total halt for a lot of the time that Covid was ‘rampant’ (for want of a better adjective), and yet when challenged about the inconvenience they were causing last year, their reason was ‘vital infrastructure works’. So vital that they have worked piecemeal, and now, just when things are heading towards some sort of ‘normal’, they choose to cause major delays on a principal through-route on the Island!

Carol Martin Shoebridge
Carol Martin Shoebridge
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1 month ago

Same in Ryde ATM. Chaos….

Moya Perry
Moya Perry
1 month ago

I’m not prepared to wait in traffic for six weeks!

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
1 month ago

Most of the main roads on the island are snarled up with roadworks. For last year internet company have created huge delays. Inevitably followed by repairs to faulty reinstatement of the highway. Council aren’t interested and just blame island roads. Perhaps council could refund all council tax payers for this ridiculous inconvenience.

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