Road to re-open

By Ross Findon

Monday, May 19, 2014

 

A MAIN road will re-open ahead of schedule tonight (Monday) after weeks of disruption due to work to replace a water main.

A 30 metre section of Brading High Street has been closed since last month for work by Southern Water, but is due to re-open by 8pm tonight, according to Island Roads.

More work is to be carried out over the summer however, which could lead to further disruption.

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by Martin Heath

20th May 2014, at 18:19:29

Come along now gents. Semantics aside, It was nice not having traffic whizzing around. But there were silly games afoot at one stage. I suspect there were people on bikes / motorcycles / scooters using Doctors Lane as a rat run? Some clever soul(s) took it on themselves to first spread glass across the path and the next day placed branches across. Very mature.
But now wqe're back to the sounds of revving cars and rasping two stroke stink wheels. Luvverly :)

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by Steve Smith

20th May 2014, at 11:08:46

You mentioned it by stating 15 days is not "weeks of disruption"

As 15 days does equal WEEKS I asked if that was a product of Island Education

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by stephen langford

20th May 2014, at 09:44:55

Steve Smith, where above is 2 weeks mentioned ? Incidently, the High Street was closed early Tuesday morning, the 6th May,2014, not last month as reported and is now open. Exactly at which hour that happened, I`m not sure. It would seem you may be suffering from local media editorial and a dose of Islander sensationalism. As for my education, my first 17 years was influenced 70miles from here and according to your opinion, thank goodness.

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by Steve Smith

20th May 2014, at 08:44:58

15 days IS more than 2 weeks! or is your post just a sign of Island Education

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by stephen langford

19th May 2014, at 21:58:27

Its been a bit of a nuisance not being able to leave the village northbound, but bliss not having the presence and noise of the speeding drivers through our narrow roads. I also add thanks to the politeness of those doing the major pipe upgrades when I enquired of their progress, which has taken 15 days, not, "weeks of disruption", as reported !!

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by B Lane

19th May 2014, at 19:37:36

Good old Southern Water doing it all at once was far to simple, much better to close the road as many times as possible. I'm surprised they didn't wait till after Island Roads had resurfaced it and then dug it up.

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by B Lane

19th May 2014, at 19:17:09

Good old Southern Water doing it all at once was far to simple, much better to close the road as many times as possible. I'm surprised they didn't wait till after Island Roads had resurfaced it and then dug it up.

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by Mike Powell

19th May 2014, at 17:59:25

Great lets close it in the height of the summer, fantastic planning.

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