TRAFFIC WOES CONTINUE FOR MOTORISTS IN SANDOWN AS 2 MAIN ROUTES CLOSED

After weeks of disruption for motorists in the Sandown area, the stress continues with the emergency closure of 2 main roads in the town today (Wednesday).

Yaverland Road has been closed to allow Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to carry out emergency repairs in order to restore power.

The road which connects Sandown to Bembridge has been closed from the junction of Meadow Way to the mini-roundabout at Marshcombe Shute. Motorists need to divert via Morton Common and Yarbridge in both directions as a result.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Beachfield Road has been closed due to a sinkhole.

The one-way road was closed overnight to enable Island Roads to undertake repairs. The situation is worse than originally thought and therefore the road remains closed to all motorists today from its junction with Pier Street. Traffic is having to divert using local streets and The Broadway to access Lake Hill.

The closure of Melville Street for fibre cabling works means that traffic is already heavy in the area, with significant delays on Station Road and Albert Street.

Perowne Way is also closed for fibre works, which will add to the traffic using The Broadway and Avenue Road.

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Truth
Truth
6 days ago

Get the Chinese in to do the work, they won’t flap around. They certainly won’t sit in vans and trucks doing nothing but stuff food and drink down there necks all day….

ron
ron
Reply to  Truth
6 days ago

All they will do is give us Corona

ron
ron
6 days ago

You try working with your helmet and protective gear in this heat and constant dust.
We have had workman in our road who worked their butts off. Are they not allowed to have a break. How many people can say that in their jobs they do not stop for a break during the day
when hot/cold.
People always want to find fault over something normally those who have empty meaningless
lives.

stephen
stephen
Reply to  ron
6 days ago

it would be nice if they would stop swearing and shout foulmouthed people. The workers in yaverland are too loud and foul mouthed

Old Mike
Old Mike
6 days ago

Sinkholes are almost always much worse than they appear at first.

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
Reply to  Old Mike
6 days ago

Yeah, we really need to get to the bottom of this.

David Ford
David Ford
Reply to  Old Mike
6 days ago

Yes but they have tried repairing this 3-4 times already

Moya Perry
Moya Perry
6 days ago

Whilst I understand that sinkholes cannot be predicted, why do the task planners seem to have so little regard for road users in the organisation of day to day works? To have so little access to Sandown during holiday season must be dire for the businesses that have struggled throughout the pandemic. The job planners who agree road closures need to look again at their skills.

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