A one-way system on Staplers Road in Newport is set to be reversed next week, reducing the travel disruption to thousands of Islanders.
Since 7th January, motorists have been unable to travel into Newport from the east as a result of a Southern Water main replacement scheme. Instead, all vehicles have had to divert left or right using Furlongs or Mayfield Road.
However, it has been confirmed today that the one-way system will be reversed on Sunday night (24th March). This means that traffic will once again be able to roll into Newport with ease from Ryde and Sandown direction from the early hours of Monday morning (25th March). The road will be closed in both directions for a period of time from 21:00 on Sunday to allow the traffic management adjustment.
The change in direction means that all traffic heading out of Newport will have to divert via Fairlee Road or Blackwater from next Monday. Mayfield Road will be closed for around 2 weeks which cuts off that exit rat run, but Furlongs through Pan Estate will remain open for local traffic.
Staplers Road is expected to fully re-open in both directions on 12th April.