EMERGENCY REPAIRS CAUSING DELAYS ON BUSY NEWPORT TO COWES ROUTE

Emergency gas repair works are causing heavy delays on one of the main roads into Cowes today (Saturday).

The affected works are causing tailbacks on Parkhurst Road between the entrance to St Mary’s Hospital and the junction with Nicholson Street at the bottom of Horsebridge Hill.

This coupled with delays on both of the Red Funnel ferry services means those heading home after the Cowes Week celebrations are facing significant upheaval in doing so.

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Delays and tailbacks of around 30 minutes are currently being experienced, with Southern Vectis advising of longer journey times on its Route 1 buses in both directions.

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Molly
Molly
7 days ago

Just come by traffic tailed back both ways ,,, no contractor on site .
If this was mainland main road they would have the personnel there sorting it and opening the road .
Typical island working or rather not working

JohnR
JohnR
Reply to  Molly
7 days ago

It’s about time these utility companies were held to account and told to stay and finish the job, the only excuse would be if they were waiting for a part to do the repair.
They can’t just have one repair team on the IOW and if they have pull in some support from the mainland.

Molly
Molly
Reply to  JohnR
7 days ago

Agree but don’t need mainlanders to dig hole ,,there enough sponging layabouts on the island should get their hands dirty

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Molly
7 days ago

Probably waiting for spare parts to come from China….more failing infrastructure will be along soon…

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Molly
6 days ago

island roads should not have their contract extended they should now be fined for excessive delays

Bob
Bob
7 days ago

Surprise suprise, just sat for 15mins in traffic and no one working!!

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Bob
6 days ago

island roads dont want to pay overtime or double time but they make sure they upheave all road users or close off roads for there own benefit

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis
7 days ago

It will be the same as the water main repair last weekend, job completed but lights left in situ for several days after with no personnel present and Island Roads will do absolutely nothing about it! It is a total disgrace.

JHVF
JHVF
7 days ago

Absolute disgrace, should be working 24 hrs in that situation. someone needs sacking

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
7 days ago

That bit of road gets dug up at least once a month. What’s going on?
Cllr Jordan: knock heads together, please.

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Helen Highwater
6 days ago

to dam lazy to renew all services ,and do just a repair job then they wil come along again and dig another section up ,this keeps there staff busy ?

fred black
fred black
7 days ago

If its emergency gas repairs, get on and fix it

Marus Aurelius
Marus Aurelius
7 days ago

It’s not an emergency it was planned to start on Friday morning. If it was an emergency Wouldn’t people be working on it?

Molly
Molly
Reply to  Marus Aurelius
6 days ago

Obviously a defect detected or they wouldn’t of dug it up ,classified as emergency or not should still get it back filled as soon as poss

Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson
Reply to  Molly
6 days ago

Is it the case that the contractors are paid by the hour? The longer that they are there, the more money that they make ??

YIGAF
YIGAF
6 days ago

Should be like New Zealand. Any roadworks have to go on until completed. Day and night working is 7 days a week if necessary. The most annoying thing is when coming upon roadworks unattended as mentioned. Island Roads are well known on starting jobs , leaving them unattended , whilst starting another job elsewhere. This practice should be banned.

we love to queue
we love to queue
5 days ago

The phasing of the traffic lights did little to help, allowed about five cars through towards Cowes. By the time people put down their phones, the lights had already changed again

Jok
Jok
Reply to  we love to queue
5 days ago

Shouldn’t be using phone at traffic lights it’s illegal to drive whilst using your phone you are still technically and legally driving at traffic lights in fact you are legally classed as driving or operating a motor vehicle if the keys are in the ignition engine running or not so I would have bigger issues with idiots on their phone whilst driving than road works with no personal in attendance and traffic cues

Jok
Jok
5 days ago

British people can’t find enough to bitch about can they did anyone complaining not have the intelligence to think of driving round thorness way onto forest road to avoid the cues it’s not rocket science it may be a tad longer but it saves you the stress off sitting in traffic then complaining about it when there are more important issues we should be fighting like why do we not get to decide on things government want to do any more like we are supposed to in a “DEMOCRACY” why are government giving tens of millions of our public money to Ukraine and causing a resession and cost of living crisis here complain about that

 

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