2 ROADS CLOSED IN VENTNOR DUE TO LANDSLIP & ROAD CRACKING

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2 roads in Ventnor have been closed this morning (Thursday) after cracking appeared within the road surface as a result of a landslide. 

Belgrave Road has been closed from its junction with Alpine Road/Church Street to its junction with Esplanade Road for a distance of 125 metres.

Esplanade Road has also been closed from its junction with Marine Parade to its junction with Belgrave Road for a distance of 125 metres. This is for safety due to landslip above it.

The diversion for Belgrave Road will be via Alpine Road & Zig Zag Road with Esplanade Road diverting via Esplanade and Bath Road.

There has also been a one-way revocation put in place on Belgrave Road from Bath Road to Esplanade Road, to allow access to properties on this section of road.

The closure was implemented at 11:00 hours on 16th January 2020, for a maximum period of 21 days.

UPDATE @ 13:45 – An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson has said:

“A road closure has been put in place at Belgrave Road and Esplanade Road, Ventnor, to ensure public safety, following significant cracking in the road and the breach of an adjacent retaining wall.

“A team of structural and geotechnical engineers are currently carrying out investigations on site to determine the root cause of the problem and once this work has been completed, we will be in a position to comment further.”

Bank collapse below Belgrave Road

 

Crack in Belgrave Road

 

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Smithy
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That’s where the car went over last year. It’s only just been “fixed” makes you wonder if they did a thorough job?

mike
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The car didnt go over on that part, it was just after the start of road.

Smithy
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Or when the railings and wall were reinstated whether it disturbed the ground underneath.

Steve
Steve
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This road hasn’t been open for long since work was done to strengthen the supporting wall. Was it something they did?

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
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I expect all will be ‘resolved’ for a few months, by Island Roads, just dolloping on an even ‘thicker’ wadge of Tar Mac over the damaged section.

Gordon Bodsworth
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This is where the lizards are they will also need protection

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