Ventnor road remains closed – but no ‘immediate issues’ expected

By Press Release Feb 24, 2024

Zig Zag Road in Ventnor remains closed today (Saturday) after it was sealed off to traffic last night when a small landfall took place to the rear of a private property near the junction with Bellevue Road.

Emergency services, including the police and fire service, responded to the incident.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesman said: “Currently, there is no impact on the road, which will remain closed pending further review by Island Roads.

“During a site visit this morning, we engaged with residents to provide updates. Additionally, we have spoken with the owners of the property affected, who emphasise that the retaining wall failure occurred in January. While some additional material has come down, comprehensive surveys have been conducted, and engineering designs for repair are already in progress.

“We anticipate that more mud may move today; however, it is unlikely to cause any immediate issues.

“Our Building Control Team will conduct a site visit later today to further assess the area where possible.

“Due to the current low level of risk, we will closely monitor the situation, and any changes will be promptly communicated.”