‘Temporary’ lights go, after four years

By Martin Neville

Sunday, April 6, 2014

 

'TEMPORARY’ traffic lights on the Military Road have finally been removed — four years after they were installed.

In 2010, the cliff next to the road collapsed, resulting in a section of the road, at Brook, being restricted to single-file traffic.

To prevent further deterioration, the Isle of Wight Council installed surface water drainage in 2011 to lower the groundwater level. Island Roads said the scheme had proved effective in slowing the recession of the cliff.

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

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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