The temporary one-way system to facilitate works on St George’s Way in Newport which was due to commence on 31st October will now start on Monday 7th November, to enable Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to carry out work to divert overhead power cables.
The work by SSE will require an overnight road closure on Wednesday 3rd into Thursday 4th November while new poles are erected and associated cabling work is undertaken.
St George’s Way is being redeveloped to allow to construction to begin on the much-anticipated ASDA store.
Pan Lane, which connects St George’s Way to Pan Estate has already been closed to allow the construction of the spine road, which will eventually connect with Bluebell Meadows.
When the one-way system comes into force on 7th November motorists will only be able to enter Newport from Blackwater/Arreton via Medina Avenue.
Councillor Phil Jordan, Executive member for public health, public protection and highways PFI, said:
“In order to minimise disruption to residents we felt it made sense to delay the introduction of the one-way system to enable SSE to complete their works before the main work to create the roundabout begins.
“I would like to thank residents in advance for their patience as we undertake these important works which will ultimately improve traffic flow around Newport and create better links with the Pan Meadows development and enable to future development east of St George’s Way which will provide much needed jobs for Island residents.”