High Street works update – Postponed due to adverse weather

An update has been sent from Island Roads regarding the High Street surfacing works, see below.

Unfortunately, due to today’s adverse weather conditions, tonight’s resurfacing works have been postponed.  The road will, however, be subject to a road closure tonight, to enable other remedial works to be carried out.   The resurfacing will be completed tomorrow night Tuesday 12th September, weather conditions permitting.  I will keep you updated in this regard.

Our Traffic Management crew have confirmed to me that they will update the TM boards today, so that residents are made aware.

We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused, and thank you for your continued patience.

Apology from Island Roads

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8 September 2017

Letter of Apology

Carriageway Resurfacing Works in High Street, Brading

Dear Councillor Tyndall, Councillor Murwill & Brading Town Council

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by our work to resurface Brading High Street which began last night (Sept 7).  As you know this start date was a day earlier than that communicated to residents via letter and the information boards that have been placed on site.

As I hope you will appreciate, our work programme is subject to change due to numerous factors but the change affecting the Brading scheme should have been relayed to residents and business. Human error meant this communication did not occur and, once again, we sincerely apologise for this oversight.

In addition, it appears residents of Quay Lane were not informed of the works and we will be writing to them apologising for this.

We are taking steps to ensure that these issues do not happen in the future.

This resurfacing project is a three-night scheme that will be completed, weather permitting, on the nights of September 8 and 11.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Island Roads

(Click HERE for original letter in PDF format)

Brading High Street road improvements planned Sept 8th-13th

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21 August 2017

Brading High Street road improvements planned

Brading High Street is to be improved in an Island Roads resurfacing scheme next month.

The work scheduled to last between September 8 and September 13 will be undertaken at night between the hours of 7.30pm and 6am in order to reduce disruption.  The section of the High Street between New Road and Coach Lane will be upgraded in the scheme.

So the project can be carried out as quickly and as safely as possible, a road closure will be put in place during the work and traffic diverted via Carpenters Road, Station Road, Embankment Road, Kings Road, Forelands Road, Steyne Road, Sandown Road and Marshcombe Shute. Work will not be undertaken during the weekend.

Keith Gourlay, Island Roads construction manager said: “By carrying out the work overnight and outside of the main school holiday period we hope to keep disruption to a minimum.

“Nevertheless it is impossible to undertake such work in the heart of the town on what is also a through road without causing some inconvenience and we would like to thank residents and business in advance for their understanding.

“We hope that any short-term localised disruption will be offset by the long-term benefits of having this busy road significantly improved by this work.”


For further information, please contact info@islandroads.com or visit www.islandroads.com

Southern Water Update – Morton Road

Good afternoon,

We’re writing to update you on the above scheme – and to say sorry it’s taking longer than expected.

Why the delay?
We previously wrote to you to explain that sometimes our new pipes require further testing and commissioning before homes can be connected.

Having to make further checks and adjustments has been the main cause of delay to our works but it’s crucial we get things right. We’ll also be carrying out further reinstatement work to the road surface.

We’re sorry but this will delay our completion date, which is now scheduled for 30 June 2017.

What’s still to be done?
Night works will be conducted at various locations along Morton Road, including at the four-way crossing, between the hours of 8pm-midnight. This is to reduce the traffic problems experienced during day time hours.

Elements of this work can be done without temporary lights although they will be needed in some locations. Noise levels will be kept to a minimum during these times.

All side roads will be worked on during normal working hours, which will continue to be between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. However there may be days when we work outside of these hours to ensure we get the work completed as quickly as we can.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works are causing and would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience as we complete these final stages.

How do I connect to the new main?
 Once all our checks are complete, we will need to temporarily disconnect your water supply to put you on to the new main. We will give you at least 48 hours’ notice and the connection will take no longer than three hours.  

If you would like to speak to someone about this project, please call 0330 303 0368 quoting reference 629036 and your query will be passed to the project. For more information about Southern Water, please visit www.southernwater.co.uk/watermainsrenewal

Many thanks

Lewis Brown

Capital PR Officer

Southern Water