Road to close for repairs

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Road to close for repairs

Alum Bay New Road could be closed for up to a week for repairs according to Island Roads. Picture courtesy of Island Roads.

WORK to rebuild a section of Isle of Wight road damaged in recent storms is due to start to tomorrow (Thursday), according to Island Roads.

The company said heavy rain and wind, combined with saturated ground, led to a substantial section of Alum Bay New Road and land around it to collapse.

The highway was reduced to a single carriageway while the damage was investigated.

A spokeswoman said the site was situated next to an area of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which meant environmental and other regulatory procedures had to be followed before work could begin.

The company hopes to complete the work within three weeks, which will include a period of road closure, from Monday, January 27, and could last a week.

Kieron Blamey, Geotechnical Project Engineer, for Island Roads said, "We recognise that this has been a difficult time for those living and working in the vicinity of this highway collapse and we thank them for their patience whilst we worked through the necessary procedures.  

"These were vitally important as this section of the highway is an environmentally sensitive area and we wanted to be absolutely certain that any works would not impact negatively on the surrounding area.  Now that repair work can proceed, we hope to have the road restored for full use as soon as possible."

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