As St Mary’s Junction edges closer to completion, works to resurface the junction will take place from this evening (Monday) and each evening until around 26th November. 

Road closures will be in place on St Mary’s Junction from Monday 2nd until 26th November for resurfacing works.

To minimise disruption, contractors are also planning to work at night to carry out the final phase of resurfacing through the entire area during November.

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These works will take place between 20:00 and 05:00 each evening which will involve both full and partial closures of the junction, depending on the works being undertaken.

During this time, it will be necessary to have in place different diversion routes depending on the scheduling of work, progress and weather conditions.

A spokesperson for Island Roads has said:

“We recognise that each phase of these works brings a different set of challenges for motorists to negotiate and we appreciate your patience while we complete these important works.

“Due to the size and nature of this scheme, the works programme is subject to change, but programme updates will continue to be issued as each phase progresses.”

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You can see below a selection of photographs of how St Mary’s Junction is currently looking prior to resurfacing works commencing.

Southern Vectis Route 1 buses information for Monday 2nd November.

From 20:00 this evening (Monday) until 05:00 tomorrow morning (Tuesday) Buses will be unable to serve St James Street & Hunnyhill in both directions.

Buses will divert through Carisbrooke, Gunville & Forest Road to reach St Marys.

Route 1 will be unable to serve the following stops in Newport

  • Lower St. James’ Street
  • Towngate
  • Hunnyhill
  • Top of Hunnyhill

Your nearest stops will be Newport Bus Station and St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Approaching the new junction at Forest Road from Cowes
The new Forest Road junction
A section of the new St Mary’s Junction
The exit from B&Q on to the new St Mary’s Junction has been widened
The approach to St Mary’s Junction from Cowes with a slip lane off to the Industrial Estate
Approaching St Mary’s Junction from Cowes
New signage in place indicating the new road layout when approaching St Mary’s Junction
Signage in advance of the new St Mary’s Junction
The new Traffic Light junction at Forest Road

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6 months ago

And, meanwhile, work has been allowed to commence in Medina Avenue, by Church Litten, with traffic lights. This the main detour for traffic going west out of Newport. Utter stupidity

6 months ago

Lots of lights but we’re are all the workers
6 months ago

Am I the only one who finds the new signs confusing. The sign to Cowes and the Industrial Estates when heading towards Newport needs a bigger space after Cowes. It gives the impression you are being sent to the Cowes Industrial Estates.

Also many people will not know what Town Gate is. It is not a well known name for the area around Lidl. It is an unnecessary route in my opinion. Better to go towards Newport and turn left into the Industrial Estate as before.

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6 months ago

Ahh good its not just me…I was trying to work out where Cowes Industrial Estates were and whey they were so significant.

Agreed about Town Gate its not widely known

Tim C
Tim C
6 months ago

This is the most messed up scheme ever undertaken on the isle of wight. It will be an absolute nightmare forever more just like the floating bridge.
Everyone said it wouldn’t work and it certainly does not improve traffic flow.
Another massive waste of money.

Reply to  Tim C
6 months ago

Moan on … maybe go to the mainland and learn to drive properly. I have no problems with the new junction.

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