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.
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.