For a 3 weeks from Monday 27 January, strengthening work on Bow Bridge will close the A3020. It could stretch to 4 weeks if there are poor weather conditions or other issues prolong the work.
Without this major road works, Bow Bridge would need to have a significant weight restriction. This would mean that everything over the size of a large transit would be banned.
Island Roads report that as the listed bridge is narrow, it is not possible to close one lane at a time and allow alternate direction traffic on the other lane.
During the closure, a major diversion will be in place. Traffic will be routed from Whiteley Bank via Canteen Road, Apse Heath and Arreton to Blackwater. It is proposed to have on-street parking restrictions on Ventnor Road, Apse Heath, to prevent traffic backing up to the Apse Heath roundabout.
We are awaiting a reply from Southern Vectis as to how they are going to continue to provide route 2 and 3 services during this period.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Island Roads website.