The next phase of the works to construct a new roundabout and pedestrian footways to connect St George’s Way to Pan Meadows and the new ASDA store is set to get underway at the end of October, with a one-way system to be put in place in and out of Newport for a period of 4 months.
Island Roads, which is working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, has written to nearby residents to update them on the first phase of works and notify them of the next phase and the temporary arrangements which will be put in place while the works are carried out.
Phase 2 of the works involves more earthworks beyond Pan Lane which will be severed by the new road; the construction of a new roundabout along with carriageway widening works on St George’s Way; pedestrian improvements to the St George’s Approach/M&S/Morrisons junction, connection of Pan Lane to the new road and the installation of traffic lights along St George’s Way/Shide Road junction. Once completed traffic will be able to use the new road to access the Pan area via Pan Lane. Phase 2 of the works is due to commence in October 2016 with an anticipated completion date in February 2017.
During the next phase of works, Pan Lane will have to be closed from 3rd October and a temporary one-way traffic restriction will be put in place from 31st October on St George’s Way, Medina Avenue and St George’s Approach with some limited parking controls to formalise a gyratory traffic management arrangement with all vehicles travelling in a clockwise direction. These traffic management arrangements are required to allow the safe completion of the proposed roundabout and carriageway widening works on St George’s Way, and are designed to keep disruption to the flow of traffic in and out of Newport to a minimum.
There are a variety of factors including inclement weather, emergency works and scheme extensions that can affect the timing of works. Due to the size and nature of this scheme, the works programme is subject to change but programme updates will be issued as each phase progresses.
Councillor Phil Jordan, Executive member for public health, public protection and highways PFI, said:
“I am really pleased that the first phase of works has been carried out on time and with minimum disruption, however we recognise that the second phase will have more of an impact on residents but we hope any disruption will be offset by the improvements being made for all road users.
“We would like to thank residents in advance for their assistance in enabling us to complete these works which will ultimately improve traffic flow around Newport and create better links with the Pan Meadows development; enable future development east of St Georges Way and provide much needed jobs for Island residents.”