Motorists are facing significant delays in excess of 1 hour between Cowes and Newport this morning (Monday).
The sheer amount of traffic using Horsebridge Hill and Parkhurst Road is leading to tailbacks all the way to Northwood Garage and beyond.
Island Roads have closed Rolls Hill between Cowes and Thorness, meaning motorists are unable to circumnavigate the works at St Mary’s Roundabout by using the backroads around Porchfield.
Due to the major roadworks scheme at St Mary’s, traffic is currently unable to turn right from Parkhurst Road into Forest Road, which is leading to heavier traffic on the temporary roundabout. Temporary traffic lights are also in operation.
The suspension of the Cowes Floating Bridge also means that all domestic and commercial traffic travelling between Cowes and East Cowes must travel through Newport.
Southern Vectis’ Route 1 buses are delayed.
UPDATE – Island Roads say that they have put extra resources in place to ensure tree safety work at Rolls Hill will be completed today by 15:30 today.
The work was required to keep the network safe, say the PFI contractor.
UPDATE @ 15:10 – Rolls Hill has now re-opened to traffic in both directions.