LANE CLOSURES TO COME INTO FORCE AT ST MARY’S ROUNDABOUT AS SCHEME PROGRESSES

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Further travel disruption is expected in the area of St Mary’s Roundabout from Monday (4th November) as the next phase of the major junction improvement scheme gets underway.

The one-way restriction on Forest Road is set to be lifted during the early hours of Monday morning, but all other approaches to St Mary’s roundabout will be reduced by 1 lane while works to remove the central reservations and roundabout take place.

Traffic is expected to back up in the area, particularly heading towards Cowes as the northbound carriageway of Medina Way will be reduced down to just 1 lane.

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The £9.5million scheme to replace St Mary’s Roundabout with a large traffic light-controlled junction has already seen an additional lane created around the B&Q roundabout providing better access from the industrial estate, while work to widen the link between that roundabout and Medina Way is on schedule to finish on 15th November 2019.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson said:

“These works are scheduled to be completed by 20 December 2019 and during this period the capacity of the roundabout will be significantly reduced.

“This may lead to extended queuing on all approaches to the roundabout in peak periods and we would urge people to take note of the information on both the council’s and Island Roads’ websites to help them plan their journeys and to allow more time for travel.

“As we enter the next phase of this extremely complex project, we are pleased to report the work is running to schedule and we thank the travelling public for their understanding and patience so far. We do recognise road works can be extremely frustrating for the community and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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“We would remind residents that construction will pause over the Christmas and New Year holiday to help minimise disruption during the festive period. We will also soon be announcing details of free parking in Newport on selected afternoons in the run up to Christmas to support our business community.”

Read our information guide about the St Mary’s scheme to find out what is taking place, when and how the area will look in the future.

 

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Az-Zahara Aziz
Az-Zahara Aziz
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Won’t the misery end for island motorists? May be better if they ended tax credits so the poor had less children. Then our roads would not need upgrading to cope with ever more cars driven by charity kept drivers

Red
Red
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Yeah because all the people who are poor are the cause of all the problems in this country.
I must say Your Ignorance is highly Offensive, maybe you should do some research into tax credits and see how tough the requirements are to be awarded this demoralizing yet important life line this is to “poor people”. It’s not just people who just sit at home having lots of kids who need this to support them it’s people who have been involved in accidents or have got I’ll of have severe mental health disorder oh and some of our brave service men and women who have been Injured in war. Let’s hope you never find your self needing tax credits, you never know what’s around the corner you never know what could happen to you or your loved ones. Absolutely unnecessary comment.

Smithy
Smithy
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Well said red. Everyone is fed up with him making uninformed and offensive comments on here.

Dr Foster
Dr Foster
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Mr Aziz, I really do think you should see your doctor & get some medication or some therapy
if you keep winding your self up like this with your invented ‘facts’ re. poor people & imigrants, you might have heart attack or a stroke 🙂

Alex
Alex
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And when it’s all up and running it’s not going to make any difference because the problem as everyone knows is half a mile down the road yes COPPINS BRIDGE but it will look pretty with all the traffic lights

Wildwight
Wildwight
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All this money spent and commuter misery,
When it’s finished we will all get past St Mary’s much quicker. That will make the queuing at stag Lane, forest Rd lights, and coppins Bridge much worse. There will be 9.5 million spent on the project with no real gain on journey times.

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis
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Council thank us for our cooperation! We have no choice the council have just gone ahead with it when the majority of people do not want it. Just another case of our councillors waste our money.

R Sole
R Sole
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All they had to do to ease the congestion was to remove all of the vegetation on St Mary’s and the B&Q roundabouts so you could see the way traffic was moving and judge your move onto the roundabouts. Next step would be to switch off the lights on Coppins and just have a ‘Rush Hour’ switch on to enable drivers to use the gyratory system properly

Brewery Party Anyone
Brewery Party Anyone
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The most pressing question being – will the council finish this in time for Wightfibre to come along and dig all the pavements up? Then at least the pedestrians can do without any pavements like the drivers will now be doing without any roads.
The last thing anyone on the council want is for things to run smoothly. They do have a well earned reputation to keep up (though I see no risk of that going anytime soon).

nick
nick
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It shows on the map the forest road to cowes slip road should be open , so why is’nt it??

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