Smallbrook Roundabout At Night

FINAL PHASE OF SMALLBROOK ROUNDABOUT IMPROVEMENTS TO TAKE PLACE OVERNIGHT

The final element of highway work to improve safety – and some may say to increase capacity – at Smallbrook Roundabout near Ryde is to be undertaken early next month.

Over 5 nights, high-friction anti-skid surfacing material will be applied to all approaches to the newly-improved roundabout.

The work will mark the completion of the project by Island Roads for the Isle of Wight Council to introduce several safety features to Smallbrook which had previously been identified by accident data as a priority area for action.

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Among the new features are the realignment of the junction’s approaches and introduction of new traffic Islands which require traffic to slow down and negotiate the new roundabout rather than ‘straight-running’ across it – although motorists still have to cut across the roundabout to make sensible turns. Visibility on the roundabout approaches has also been improved, especially for traffic approaching from Smallbrook Lane and Carters Road while there is also additional street lighting and a new reduced speed limit.

The anti-skid material could not be laid before now as it requires the road surface to be worn before application. It is also best laid when temperatures are mild.

In order to undertake the work, the junction will be closed at night between the hours of 19:00 and 06:00 for 5 nights from 6th June. Local diversions will be in place during the closures.

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Bootneck
Bootneck
1 month ago

I’m not too sure why Island Roads are covering junctions and bends with so called anti skid material, does this mean that the asphalt/tarmac that they have plastered over the Island roads isn’t fit for purpose? Maybe that’s why we are experiencing so many accidents. I have been driving for over 60 years , mainly H. G.Vs across the Uk and Europe and have never seen so much used as there is on the Island.

Nige
Nige
1 month ago

All paid for by us to remove the last ‘obstacle’ so as the council’s close developer chums can begin destroying acres of ancient meadows and woods and hedgerows.

Disgusting to use our safety as the reason for such, when reality is to save, no doubt very grateful developers money and ensuring the destruction can commence.

See the council for what they are. Never has the island been ruined so rapidly in its entire history

Still here
Still here
1 month ago

How much longer are we to put up with these pharting idiots? If they did a full day’s work once in a while it might help. Not holding my breath, could be terminal.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

The visibility coming from Carters Lane is much better now. You can now see if anything is coming from the right before you join the roundabout.

Miss Angry
Miss Angry
1 month ago

And still the idiots speed and not slow down or stop when coming from Carter’s Road end, it’s also been noticed that traffic from Smallbrooke Lane does not stop what so ever when going towards Ashey. Won’t be long before there is a major accident there

Bronco
Bronco
1 month ago

Time for the utility companies to have a go that will put it back to the normal island road quality

 

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