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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