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roadworksNewport Road with the junction of Ocean View Road, Ventnor has been closed this morning leading to disruption for motorists and local buses.

The Isle of Wight Council has implemented the closure for emergency works, believed to be for 3 days.

Route 3 buses will not serve Upper Ventnor. Route 3 buses will be diverted from Godshill via Scotland Corner, Whitwell, Pine Point and Upper Gills Cliff Road to rejoin the normal route. The diversion will operate in both directions. Godshill itself will not be served beyond Scotland Corner by Route 3.

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Southern Vectis are planning to operate a shuttle bus from 7am until 7pm between St Francis Primary School in Upper Ventnor as far as Shanklin via Whiteley Bank with an hourly service. This is unlikely to be in place until 1pm on Monday.

Passengers for Upper Ventnor should alight at Ocean View Road. Passengers for Wroxall should travel to Shanklin, transfer to Route 2 and alight at Whiteley Bank.

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