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.
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.
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.