Motorists are having to get used to a major new junction on the Isle of Wight from today (Monday) with St Mary’s Roundabout now removed and replaced with a traffic light junction.
Work at St Mary’s Junction has now entered the final phases, with the project set to be completed by mid-December.
Over the weekend, a complicated temporary traffic light arrangement has been installed at the new junction revealing for the first time how traffic will flow in the area moving forward.
Attention now turns to constructing the new bus lane at the top of Hunnyhill and installing the much sought-after signal-controlled pedestrian crossing.
With the new junction in place, motorists coming from Cowes wanting to travel west to Yarmouth are now able to shorten their journeys by turning right at the new traffic signals at the junction with Forest Road. This junction is now on a permanent set of lights.
Hunnyhill has been closed to all through traffic, except buses, to undertake the construction work on the new bus lane and surrounding area. However resident access will remain throughout, but from the southern end of the road only (at its junction with Foxes Road and Hunnycross Way). Access to Whitesmith Road will be via Albany Road during this time.
The final phase of the work to lay out Parkhurst Road as a cul-de-sac with no through access will be completed between 23rd November and 18th December.