Island Roads starts next phase of resurfacing

By a County Press reporter

Friday, May 9, 2014

 

ISLAND Roads is about to start the next phase of resurfacing.

The Isle of Wight highways PFI company said the roads were chosen either because of the poor condition of their surface or their weak foundations.

Island Roads service director Paul Herbert said: "Everyone is aware of the poor state of the Island’s highways network — with the Isle of Wight previously being ranked at the bottom of a national road conditions survey — and it was one of the key reasons that the Island was selected for PFI funding.

"It is a major project and the work will be completed as part of the agreed seven-year core investment period.

"This programme prioritises the worst roads, or stretches of roads, whether it is their actual surface or substructure that is of particularly poor quality."

Roads to be resurfaced in the next tranche of works include sections of Main Road, Brighstone, Pellhurst Road, Ryde, Shorwell Shute, Newnham Road, Binstead, Whitwell Road and West Street, Godshill

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