Military Road reopened to two-way traffic

By a County Press reporter

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Updated 17:10 Saturday

THE ICONIC Military Road will be reopened to two-way traffic next week. 

Work by Island Roads to enable the temporary traffic lights at Brook to be removed is nearing completion. 

Four years ago, a section of the cliff next to the road collapsed resulting in a section of the road having to be restricted to single file traffic. 

To prevent further deterioration, the Isle of Wight Council installed a surface water drainage system in 2011 to lower the groundwater level. 

Island Roads said the scheme had proved effective in slowing the recession of the cliff at this point on the Military Road. 

An embankment has been constructed on the lay-by adjacent to the road to prevent vehicles parking too close to the cliff edge. 

The company said the water filled barriers and traffic lights would be removed by early next week, ahead of the Easter holidays.

* The temporary traffic lights were removed this afternoon (Saturday).


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by Gaspard Postlethwaite

30th March 2014, at 23:23:32

Well done Island a doing a splendid job!

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by Philip Yates

30th March 2014, at 10:34:20

not island roads, wagon said john Peck Construction on it.

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by Jack Woodford

30th March 2014, at 10:15:11

Well done Island Roads.
Wasn't that long ago people were on about having to shut the road for good.

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by Russell Palin

29th March 2014, at 21:08:44

Steve if you only want yo go one way, that is OK but you will get very worried indeed if you are forced to go the other way by "local environmental conditions" best steer clear of choice on this one, if you have never gone the other way then suddenly have too, it can get pretty stressful..
Sorry. Lol...

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by Russell Palin

29th March 2014, at 21:02:39

I drove through today as they were cutting the bolts on the plastic barriers, hoping that was what I was seeing :)
Thank you little mini digger for doing a big job.

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by steve cummings

29th March 2014, at 17:29:58

But do you have to go both ways? What if you only want to go one way?

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by ben greenham

29th March 2014, at 13:29:44

I went past today (Saturday) and they were removing the barriers

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by Stephen Elliott

29th March 2014, at 12:41:35

Then after summer the barriers will be up.

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