Teamwork helps beat the weather as Riverway upgrade completed


The upgrade of Newport’s busy Riverway trading estate has been completed bang on schedule – despite losing time to this week’s stormy weather.

By working overnight, Island Roads said it managed to make up some lost time – and thanked the many businesses on the estate who co-operated with project managers to help the resurfacing work along.

Upgrade of Newport’s Riverway estate has been completed

The section between Manners View and the Lidl Roundabout, including the slip road from Medina Way, has all been upgraded during the project. Work was undertaken overnight to reduce inconvenience to businesses, many of which – including Royal Mail, Adams Morey, Milk and More, Medina Foods and Steve Porter Transport – operate around-the clock.

Work was also programmed to reduce the impact on businesses within the Wakes Trading Estate and on Little London and Hurstake Road.

One night of the planned nine-shift project was also lost due to the wind and rain.

Andrew Tunnicliffe, Island Roads highways supervisor, said: “With an uncertain forecast and knowing the requirements of the businesses on Riverway it was very important we completed the project on time and I’m pleased to say we managed it despite the challenges.

The Riverway scheme was part of the Island’s Highway Improvement Programme which is financed in the main through a grant of £477 million awarded by the Department for Transport.