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8 months of roadworks are set to begin in Shanklin in just 10 days’ time, with further details now released about the schedule of disruption for local residents and motorists alike.

As first reported by Island Echo last week, those travelling through Shanklin in both directions are facing 8 months of disruption as Southern Water prepare to carry out sewer works on Arthurs Hill and surrounding streets.

Road closures, temporary traffic lights and diversions will plague the area until May as contractors work to replace and redirect sewers.

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Southern Water are constructing a 285m tunnel – 1.8m in diameter – under Arthurs Hill to provide 750,000 litres of additional storage during peak flow periods. This will reduce the need during wet weather for permitted emergency releases into the sea from the wastewater network. It is hoped this will improve the bathing water quality in the area and is part of a £4million investment programme to enhance Shanklin.

The following roads will be closed on the dates listed below…

• Arthurs Hill
– 17th September 2018 until 1st October 2018
– 18th March 2019 until 24th May 2019

• Wilton Park Road
– 1st October 2018 until 15th March 2019

• St Boniface Road (vehicles and pedestrians)
– 17th September 2018 until 20th April 2019

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In addition, St Martins Avenue will have additional double yellow lines in place to allow construction traffic to access St Boniface Cliff Road between 18th March 2019 and 24th May 2019. Parking will be suspended on the north side of the road.

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