Thu. May 28th, 2020

IW Observer

The FREE Isle of Wight Newspaper

Island Roads suspend all but important work

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Island Roads have announced all their resurfacing of both highways and paths has been suspended for the foreseeable future, with the exception of St Mary’s roundabout, which will continue in line with current government advice.

They will also continue to undertake important tasks such as repairing road defects, keeping the streets clean and bins emptied, cutting the grass so that it does not reduce visibility and keeping the traffic signals and street lights working will also continue.

An Island Road spokesperson said: “We will also continue to deliver other maintenance and improvement tasks as these all contribute to a safer network for vehicles and pedestrians. We recognise these are unprecedented times and very difficult for everyone. Now, as always, safety remains our absolute priority and we continue to take our responsibilities to managing the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously.

“It is important we keep the roads and surrounding areas properly maintained so that the key people who need to get to work, especially our NHS staff and emergency services, are able to do so without delay or increased road risk. Island Roads employees undertake a key role for the Island by keeping the highway network safe and free flowing.”

“We will continue to keep our website updated with the latest relevant information, and appreciate your support and understanding during these times and hope you all keep safe and well.”