Repairs for main road

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


A SECTION of Sandown Broadway will be closed from Monday, February 11, due to repair works.

The section, between Beachfield Road and New Road, needs reconstructing due to damage caused by recent adverse weather according to the Isle of Wight Council.

The works are scheduled to be completed by 4pm on Friday, February 15.

Southbound traffic will be diverted via Avenue Road, the High Street and Beachfield Road while northbound traffic will be diverted via The Fairway, Station Approach and Perowne Way.

Temporary traffic lights in Lake, which have been used for ongoing gas works, will not be used to help traffic flow during the repairs.


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by Mike Crowe

1st February 2013, at 11:19:58

I came by there last night Martin and they have now sealed all of the loose stuff and it is not quite so bad

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by Martin Heath

31st January 2013, at 13:47:54

Fingers crossed then. Might be able to safely get up to 27 or even 28 MPH.

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by Mike Crowe

30th January 2013, at 19:35:26

To shut it for a week I think you will find that they will strip it down to the sub base

(Done 90 miles in nearly 3 years on my bike)

:-(( Bloomin' weather

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by Martin Heath

30th January 2013, at 19:04:32

So does mine mostly, I got to take it out on Sunday for the first time this year:-)

Trouble is they say it 'needs' reconstructing, but to be straight the standard of road repair by local contractors ain't the best. If they were to strip it right down to the subase and sort that out then it might help. We'll see.
In fairness, whoever resurfaced the middle road through Calborne to Afton did a fair job. Credit where it's due.

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by Mike Crowe

30th January 2013, at 18:08:31

Martin "" needs reconstructing"".

I guess they will be taking it right down and rebuilding it.

And no I don't fancy it on a motor bike. Mine stays in during wet, wind, rain, cold :-(

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by Martin Heath

30th January 2013, at 17:41:23

Try it on a Motorbike. It's a **** danger to life and limb. I don't mind them patching, as long as it's done properly and not just a 'plaster'.

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by Mike Crowe

30th January 2013, at 17:34:47

Mr Scott as you are so wise and clever, why don't you tell the Council how to do it without "another set of lights and gridlock"? I am more than sure that they would be delighted to hear from your experienced ear.

As a motorist who has driven over that bit of very bad road, so would I

(And no doubt others who have to use it would like to hear your words of wisdom)

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30th January 2013, at 17:14:20

....super, yet another set of lights and gridlock in the Sandown/Lake area

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by Martin Heath

30th January 2013, at 15:30:39

Better late than never. By repairs do they actually mean 'Patch'?

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