Major works on Bow Bridge to close Godshill to through traffic for 3 weeks

January 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Highways & Byways

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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.

  1. Colin said on January 15, 2020 5:00 pm:

    Southern Vectis Customer Services have provided me with the following information:

    “I have been informed by our depot management team that we will be running a shuttle service between Dubbers and Wroxall.

    The times are still being worked out by our commercial team but I have been assured that no one will be left behind when this closure officially kicks in.

    As soon as the details have been finalised, we’ll post all the information on our website for customers to see so they can plan accordingly.”