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St Johns Road in Ryde will be closed this evening (Friday) to enable Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to carry out emergency repairs to a fault. 

The road will be closed from its junction with Monkton Street for a distance of 102 metres in an Easterly direction (over the railway bridge).

The diversion will operate via Monkton Street, The Strand, Esplanade, East Hill Road, Alexandra Road, West Hill Road to St Johns Hill.

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The Diversion route will be signed at the time of closure. Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed.

The closure will be put in place from 18:00 hours on 22nd May 2020 (this evening), for a maximum period of five days or until the works are complete, whichever is sooner.

However, it is likely the road will reopen sooner, depending on the engineers’ progress overnight.

Southern Vectis bus routes 2, 3 & 8 will be affected by the closure and will divert locally.

UPDATE @ 17:25 – Southern Vectis has announced which stops will not be served whilst the road closure is in place.

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Routes 2, 3 & 8 will not be able to serve the bus stops on St John’s Hill, Benett Street or Monkton Street until the closure is lifted.

The nearest stops will be Oakfield High Street, St John’s Church and Commodore Cinema.

UPDATE @ 21:05 – St Johns Road is now open to traffic. Buses will now return to their normal line of service.

Temporary traffic lights will remain in place at Monkton Street junction until works have been completed.

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Old bean

5 days that’s a lot of tea to be drunk by sse

Dave Manning

That’s because we get double pay in the evenings 🙂 lots and lots of tea

Mark Dunsford

“Big job” vs “little job” I suppose.

I realise there are always unforeseen circumstances that might affect the duration of works but you have to admit it is a little misleading.

It would cause a lot less panic if they were to include an estimate of how long they expect the job to take.

Nothing legally binding but a simple “we anticipate the works to be completed today” or “by Tuesday“ would save a lot of confusion.


Only temp lights, not a full closure


The closure was never put in place, it was never anything more than temp lights.

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