Island Roads is reminding residents that work to improve busy Great Preston Road in Ryde is due to get underway this week – but things won’t begin today as originally planned.
The 6-week project will upgrade 3 sections of Great Preston Road between Carlton Road and Alexandra Road – a total area of around 1,200 square metres.
To reduce the need for future work, the project will involve strengthening the road itself as well as resurfacing it. This means deeper excavation and, as a result, Great Preston Road will be closed as a through road for the duration of the project.
The work is being timed to avoid the Spring and Summer months when the road is busier and also after a period of recent activity in the area by utility companies as well as Island Roads’ own improvement work.
Given the need to minimise disruption in the main holiday season, Island Roads is also in the coming months undertaking a programme of other local road improvements all of which have been – or will be – advertised in the communities affected.
The works were meant to get underway today (Monday) but Island Roads made the decision to postpone them by a few days to allow other works that have been conducted by Southern Water to finish before they move in.
An Island Roads spokesperson said:
“It is clearly sensible, where possible, to reduce planned roadworks in the high summer season when the roads are at their busiest but this of course means we have to schedule work at other times of the year.
“While we make every effort to minimise disruption work of this nature will inevitably have some impact and we’d like to thank residents in advance for their understanding.”
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