WORK is to begin next month on a major scheme to improve a large section of wall that retains the footway along The Mall, Newport.
Island Roads is to commence work on the 487 metre long section of wall from Cedar Hill to near Wellington Road and Recreation Ground on October 9.
The work is expected to last ten weeks and has been timed to take place after the main holiday season.
In order to minimise disruption on the busy road, work will take place between outside of peak travel times, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Ian Hodson, Island Roads structures manager, said: "This is a significant scheme on a busy road and although we have tried to minimise any disruption it will be necessary to restrict traffic movement to one lane during work.
"Hopefully residents will agree it is important that repairs and maintenance are undertaken to ensure the structure remains in good condition for years to come."