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wbmblackwaterquarryasphaltplantThe development of the new Wight Building Materials asphalt plant is now underway at Blackwater Quarry on the outskirts of Newport.

The concrete foundations are being installed and over the coming weeks the plant will be erected.

Large pieces of equipment will be shipped in during the night and delivered to site before 07:00 to minimise traffic disruption.

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It is anticipated that production of asphalt from the new asphalt plant will begin in June, bringing an end to the constant interruption of supply to Island Roads due to several breakdowns of the aging equipment currently on site.


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