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Islander’s views on the first phase of a £9million project to improve traffic congestion in Newport are being sought by the Isle of Wight Council.

As reported by Island Echo yesterday, plans have been drawn up to make improvements to St Mary’s roundabout including new junctions at Hunnyhill and Forest Road, and traffic lights on St Mary’s roundabout are planned to improve access to Medina Way.

Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport has said:

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“I understand how frustrating it is to be stuck in traffic in Newport and this money will do a great deal to help.

“A long-term solution to the town’s many traffic issues has been long overdue and we are determined and committed to finding the right way forward.

“This is the first of a series of traffic schemes which are planned for the town and I would urge people to have their say on the proposed changes.”

Island Roads will be undertaking 2 days of on-site consultation on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January 2018. The mobile exhibition unit will be parked on the footway area outside number’s 49 and 51, Parkhurst Road, Newport  between 14:00 and 19:00, where the scheme details will be on display.

Island Roads representatives will be at the unit to answer any questions you may have and will also have forms available for you to provide feedback which will also be used to inform the final scheme design.

In order to inform the final design and to make sure the views of local people and businesses have been considered, the Council is asking you to email your thoughts to [email protected] and use the heading ‘St Mary’s Junction’.

Alternatively you can post your comments in writing by 21st February to:

Bill Murphy
Head of contract management
St. Christopher House
42 Daish Way
Isle of Wight
PO30 5XJ

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