Statement from Island Roads – 4th March 2022
Good progress has been made despite some challenging conditions and COVID infections. By far the greatest proportion of the work to divert services and create the new carriageway area on the east side of the road and at Smallbrook Lane is almost complete. Our focus will now shift to the west side of Ashey Road to realign the kerbs and install drainage / lighting before the whole area is surfaced.
This will require the closure of Carters Road as a through route for up to five weeks from Monday 14 March. This closure will be at the eastern end of Carters Road although access to all properties will be maintained at all times via the Upton Road end of Carters Road. The diversion route is a very simple one – via Upton Road and Ashey Road and vice versa.
At the same time, we will be able re-open both Ashey Road and Smallbrook Lane to operate in both directions with just the junction itself controlled by three-way temporary traffic lights. The current forecast is that the major works will be completed at the beginning of April, with the surfacing and line marking undertaken overnight thereafter.