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SECOND BURST SEES MAIN ROAD BETWEEN NEWPORT AND SANDOWN CLOSED AGAIN

Another burst water main is causing havoc on the arterial road between Newport and Sandown today (Friday), which has been closed in both directions as a result.

The 6-inch main pipe failure has occurred outside Dalverton Garden Centre – just a short distance from the site of a recent burst that saw the road closed for some 36 hours earlier this week, with the road closed between Apse Heath roundabout and Morrisons roundabout in both directions as a result.

Traffic is very heavy on either side of the closure, particularly in Lake and Apse Heath. Delays are being experienced in Brading, just as they were earlier in the week due to the 4-way temporary lights at Yarbridge.

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Those using Shanklin to get into The Bay are encountering issues on Victoria Avenue due to emergency SGN repair works being completed under 2-way signals. From Monday (3rd June) the A3020 (Shanklin Road) is to be closed.

It is unclear as to how long the road will closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area whilst the works are being completed.

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John
John
1 month ago

Is that because The Caulkhead Cowboys carried out inferior works first time round!
Yee-haw

fred
fred
1 month ago

Tory UK, where you wait for it to break to fix it.

Typical Tory: “preventative maintenance, I don’t think so, that’ll cost money and we need that for the share holders. Anyways the government will bail us out. Time for more bonuses!”

Andrew vowles
Andrew vowles
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Looking forward to a slightly different color of cancer once Labour get in.
Still gonna get the great replacement agenda unless you do something about it.
You’re not a coward scared of violence, right?

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Buy some shares then…

Andrew vowles
Andrew vowles
Reply to  Jo blogs
1 month ago

i recommend buying some rope

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

It gets even better on the island. The new guidelines are “if its broke dont fix it”

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

What the fuck has it to do with tories ? wait till labour get in and give all our money to bloody gaza and plastine

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

What a load of bo****ks from a Labour voter as usual.

ExtraD
ExtraD
1 month ago

I blame island roads

Isle of Joke
Isle of Joke
Reply to  ExtraD
1 month ago

Island Roads are in the clear, they don’t do Fcuk all!
Lol

Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Reply to  ExtraD
1 month ago

Island Roads are not involved looking at the picture. It’s Clancy and Southern Water

G imp
G imp
1 month ago

Great stuff.//
Total coincidence that it was ‘fixed’ earlier in the week then?

DFL Gary
DFL Gary
Reply to  G imp
1 month ago

Like most things on the island.
Cowboy Companies trying to Carry out Big Boy repairs.

Bring in Professionals from the mainland if you want the job done
correctly first time round.

Caulkheads are clueless!

Sandman1962
Sandman1962
Reply to  DFL Gary
1 month ago

Wonder what you do or don’t you work armchair warrior

DFL Gary
DFL Gary
Reply to  Sandman1962
1 month ago

I have done my bit for the country, time to let the youngsters
do their bit, there are too many layabouts thesedays.

mr.T80
mr.T80
1 month ago

Here’s an idea, why not put a sign for the garden centre at lake roundabout and Apse heath so that people know where to go? (Enter from Lake end)

Jed Jackson
Jed Jackson
1 month ago

Due to massive increases in legal and illegal migration to the UK , now many displaced mainland people, no longer feeling at ease or comfortable living amongst people they share little in common with, then move to places like the Island where thankfully, so far fewer have imposed themselves.

This increase in supply of new homes increases demand for water and all services.

As existing water mains are not renewed, water pressure is instead increased to meet demand, causing more burst pipes.

Think, and see where so many of our problems come from now.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jed Jackson
Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Jed Jackson
1 month ago

More incoherent ramblings about immigration that bears no relation to the story.

Jed Jackson
Jed Jackson
Reply to  Qwerty King
1 month ago

Must be hard if you have a buggy full in the family. Father still around?

Transport worker
Transport worker
1 month ago

How’s the tarmac ivy searle?

I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
Reply to  Transport worker
1 month ago

How’s the food bank stocked for you poor train drivers, ‘struggling’ on £60k for running one tiny train on a short track a few times a day ?

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
1 month ago

I blame Russian saboteurs. They know the easiest way to control the island is stopping wrinklies getting to the garden centre. They’ll be burning down public toilets next and wrinklies won’t be able to leave their houses.

ChrisChris
ChrisChris
Reply to  Peter Purve
1 month ago

Roads will be safer!!

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Peter Purve
1 month ago

Peter, i think your spellchecker has fouled up, it has put “U” in your surname instead of the correct “E”

Big reg Dennis
Big reg Dennis
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 month ago

Not your problem you sad lonely troll

Tiny reg Dennis
Tiny reg Dennis
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 month ago

The first time the government has made such a decision was when they first announced the new policy

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Peter Purve
1 month ago

Is your name really peter PERVERT?

Yam
Yam
1 month ago

Basic physics at play here.
You have a weakened pipe, it leaks.
You fix the leak, the pressure that caused the previous leak now exploits the the weakened pipe, causing another leak
Micro fixing only moves the problem along, need to be fully repaired to stop this.
Incidentally this would be cheaper overall though costliest at the time.
Beancounters havwno forward sight.

Angry of Sandown & Lake
Angry of Sandown & Lake
1 month ago

This is all to do with rushed work.

Surely whatever to root cause of the burst earlier this week needed to have been investigated.

It’s the same pipe.

Either it’s something to do with the pressure inside it, it is overdue replacement or (as my gut is telling me) Ground movement due to the Rain.

There is quite a lot of water washing through there. There are a couple of holes and depressions which have opened on the fields around there and the airfield – including one which is over 6 foot deep. If there is subsidence under the road, then the pipe is going with it.

However, as per usual, we have a wonderful coordinated set of conditions where all the artierial roads in the Bay are simultantaniously closed!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
1 month ago

It’s not unusual for this to happen. Disturb one bit and the next section is then stressed and pop. It has nothing to do with maintenance. Nor does matter which political party are in charge.

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Reply to  Dangermouse
1 month ago

But…but…but…according to ‘fred’ if Labour were in government we’d have no leaks in water pipes, no roads needing repair, and it would be like living in a state of nirvana. Everything perfect. Just like last time, in fact. Oh…

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

Fred is a Marxist, what do you expect….

Sid
Sid
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

Are you sure he said that?

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

Well having the Tories in power for 14 years hasn’t done us any good has it?

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

Ye utter bollocks labour for the next 4 years fcuk us up and blame tories..without fixing ANYTHING !!!

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

When no doubt Labour do get in “Fred’s” bubble will burst and things will be worse. Then he will blame Brexit.

Dee Sparing
Dee Sparing
1 month ago

So, to summarise…

The road from Lake to Newport is closed again, there are temporary lights causing long delays on both alternatives routes and, if the works don’t get completed over the weekend, Victoria road will be closed meaning that all traffic has to go via the four way temporary lights at Yarbridge.

Ouch!

That’s going to be fun.

BOB BAILEY
BOB BAILEY
Reply to  Dee Sparing
1 month ago

Worse things happen at sea.

Davimel
Davimel
1 month ago

I find it strange, if not suspicious, that just as SW start to campaign for a massive price increase to allow for upgrades to their knackered systems, their systems start to burst with a new vigour. It’s bad enough that they have used the ‘upgrade’ excuse to raise prices over the past few years but almost criminal that they haven’t actually upgraded the systems, and once again we are expected to fill the boots of their overseas shareholders with no guarantee of a working system at the end of it. Perhaps they have managed to increase the pressure of the system, to put pressure on us!

ExtraD
ExtraD
Reply to  Davimel
1 month ago

With so much money at stake, I wouldn’t doubt it, but most people will just have the kneejerk response of “Wheres your tinfoil hat?”

Miss Angry
Miss Angry
1 month ago

Typical of southern water use a sticky plaster instead of putting in a new pipe, they charge us the earth only to pay themselves and shareholders

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

If they fixed it properly in the first place it would not happen they have employed lazy absolute idiots

Bert
Bert
1 month ago

The 4 way lights at Yarbridge. We went past today twice, long Q’s all ways No work men there, just the orange barriers and painted yellow lines on the Road. So why is there traffic lights there.

Mr Edd
Mr Edd
1 month ago

How do you know a main’s going to burst. We’re closing the road to change a joint that’s still OK. Then let’s hear the moans and groans

Islandgirl
Islandgirl
1 month ago

Just been up there, cars are squeezing through okay, try it at your own risk.

Paul the Builder
Paul the Builder
1 month ago

Island Roads do a good job on the island, have you seen
the Interchange in Ryde.

Jimmy's friend
Jimmy's friend
1 month ago

Looks like they didn’t work at the weekend , maybe the company couldn’t afford tge overtime
No worries just chaos for Joe public trying to get from a to b

Joolz Williams
Joolz Williams
1 month ago

Lake is now living up to its name! Pour town, feel sorry for residents and commuters.

 

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