‘Your bin collections will temporarily change’: Warning as resurfacing works loom

A busy road will be closed for four weeks while resurfacing works take place, with residents and businesses being warned of possible disruption.

Island Roads, working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, is upgrading and maintaining the island’s highways network.

As part of the project carriageway strengthening and surfacing works will soon be taking place on Military Road, Freshwater – between Brook Village Road, Brooke and Church Place, Chale.

The works are due to start on Monday, 1 October 2018 at 06:30 and the road will remain closed to through traffic (between Chale and Freshwater) both day and night until the scheme has completed on Friday, 28 October 2018.

The scheme will be divided into six phases to help reduce disruption to businesses and premises. Local traffic movement (ie for residents and businesses) will still be permitted except when works are being undertaken in each specific phase.

The resurfacing crews will leave at 06:00 on each Saturday morning and will return at 06:30 on each Monday morning during the scheme. The road will remain closed to allow materials to set and there may be other works taking place during this period.

During each phase, heavy machinery/equipment and materials will be used that could damage your vehicle. This makes it unsuitable for vehicles to access the works area.

The individual sections of the road in each phase will therefore be closed to local traffic while these works are taking place and vehicle access will not be permitted without prior agreement,with the exception of emergency vehicles.

Island Roads will remove any vehicles that remain on the carriageway within the road closure and relocate them to a safe alternative location.

Waste collection days will remain the same. However, the collection will take place before daily works begin. Therefore, ensure your waste or recycling is at the kerbside before 7am on your normal collection daythe council cannot return for waste set out late.

Email info@islandroads.com or call 01983 822440 for more information, or visit http://www.islandroads.com