U-turn on no entry closer

By Martin Neville

Thursday, March 7, 2013


CAMPAIGNERS who called for a Newport street to be re-opened to two-way traffic may have won their battle.

As previously reported, more than 3,000 people signed a petition calling for Chapel Street to be re-opened to traffic coming from New Street.

Now the Isle of Wight Council is formally advertising to revoke the no entry regulation to allow vehicles to proceed from New Street into Chapel Street.

The authority has also advertised a one-way restriction in Chapel Street, in a west to east direction, from its junction with Union Street to its junction with St James Street.

Consultation on both proposals runs until Friday, March 29 when a formal decision will be made.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by Terry Murdoch

10th March 2013, at 10:39:08

Hooray.....Chaple St to be re-opened (hopefully). As a resident of Trafalgar Rd and living in the 'one way section', I shall no longer have to travel via Winston Rd, Linden Rd, Whitepit Lane and St Johns Rd to get to the car park or Union St to park my car, just 2 or 3 right turns and I'm done,.

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by Patrick Hall

8th March 2013, at 09:19:10

If I'm reading it correctly it will give improved and badly needed access to Nodehill for shoppers from Carisbrooke and the west. Yes it wiil probably serve as a 'rat run' also, but there has to be a trade-off.

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by Jake Wallace

7th March 2013, at 17:57:13

A one-way restriction means that a 2 way carrigeway is restricted to one-way traffic ... strange that 2 way now one-way

Although i'm totally against turning it back to 2-way, it keeps a quiet part of newport a little bit quieter, no rat run down small roads just to take the roundout out of their travel.

Still lets them race past the school again .. more trouble & strife

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by Richard Walker

7th March 2013, at 16:51:39

Does a one-way restriction mean you can not go that way or you can only go that way??

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by Jon saln

7th March 2013, at 16:50:12

How have they shifted the No Entry a few hundred yards?
The one way restriction will prevent traffic turning into Chapel street from st.james street.

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by Pam Riddet

7th March 2013, at 16:43:55

I despair! The road to nowhere, except the car park presumably.

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by Tim Brayford

7th March 2013, at 16:30:49

Shifting the "No Entry" a few yards down the road entirely misses the point, the council appears to be taking the public for idiots.

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