BROADWAY IN SANDOWN TO BECOME ONE-WAY FOR 7 WEEKS

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A major road in the East Wight is to become one-way for a period of 7 weeks to enable fibre broadband works.

Contractors MMB Networks will be undertaking work on The Broadway in Sandown between 08:00-18:30 each day but the road will remain closed to through traffic around the clock.

The work will begin on Tuesday 6th April and continue until Friday 28th May – just as the country unlocks and tourists start arriving on the Isle of Wight.

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It’s thought that the road will be closed in a southbound direction with all traffic being diverted via Avenue Road and the High Street. The road will remain open for traffic heading towards Brading.

Local residents are being warned that rubbish collections will still take place on the normal days, but all rubbish will be collected prior to work starting at 08:00.

Pedestrian access to all properties will be maintained and vehicular access for residents, as well as deliveries, will be possible for essential access.

Elsewhere on the Island roads have been closed for fibre installation but outside of working hours have still been passable – although not permitted for through traffic by law.

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P Clarke
P Clarke
1 month ago

Priceless. How we shoot ourselves in the foot every time welcoming visitors back to our shores! You could not make it up!

Lord lucan
Lord lucan
1 month ago

What timing, just as the country unlocks and tourists start arriving, couldn’t organise a *up In a brewery

fedup
fedup
1 month ago

7 weeks of hell for what? It is about time someone came down on these clowns and make them actually work and work 24/7. Take away their mobile phones and give them braces to hold their trousers up, as opposed to using pockets.
There is no way that 7 weeks of obstruction to a main road can be justified.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  fedup
1 month ago

And would you work 24/7?

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Smithy
1 month ago

Seems my other comment has been removed

Nick Black
Nick Black
1 month ago

This is BEYOND a joke.
The Island Company that are benefitting from a huge Central Government grant have absolutely no regard for the chaos they are causing.
They seem to dig up random stretches of pavement and roads, leave it in a mess when they have ‘finished’, and then come back repeatedly weeks and months later to install more ‘vital infrastructure’.
there does not seem to be any rhyme or reason as to their work programme, and absolutely no-one in the Council or Island Roads seems to have any interest in ensuring swift and efficient working. Always someone else’s responsibility.

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
Reply to  Nick Black
1 month ago

Well put. Personally I will never use them.

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Isn’t modern technology wonderful… I think not!

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Reply to  Fred
1 month ago

With technology going ever more ‘wireless’ this seems a step backwards nowadays.

Likely time it is covering the whole Isle, it will be out-of-date

Imagine how awful our roads will be when thousands more homes are shoe horned into every currently green beauty spot.

Vote very wisely in May

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

The road will be closed, but most of the time there won’t be anyone working on it, it’s like living in a third world country…

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago

As long as somebody has the intelligence to switch off, or rephase the lights at the top of Beachfield Rd…..

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