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ST MARY’S ROUNDABOUT SCHEME AND FURTHER NEWPORT IMPROVEMENTS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

A scheme to demolish St Mary’s Roundabout in Newport and replace it with a traffic light junction has been given the green light, with work expected to begin as early as next month.

Last night (Thursday), the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet gave the go ahead for a major change to the Island’s road network as part of a £9million cash injection from the Government. This was not only about St Mary’s though…. it included the approval to progress the design and implementation of a third lane between St George’s Way and Coppins Bridge.

The Cabinet also agreed to develop design solutions for the other strategic junction improvements in Newport which includes looking at a Eastbound traffic solution at Trafalgar Road and the potential of the signalisation of the Riverway southbound slip road. There are also plans to remark the southbound approach to the Fairlee Road link road and Coppins Bridge gyratory to improve lane discipline and reduce queue length.

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Island Echo understands work at St Mary’s Roundabout could begin as early as the end of October. This will bring about traffic disruption for motorists for several months with speed and lane restrictions expected on Medina Way, St Mary’s Roundabout and Parkhurst Road.

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