Improvement to Cowes’ Town Quay set for next week

NIGHT-time roadworks are scheduled for a road in the heart of Cowes town centre in an effort to minimise disruption.

As part of a series of improvement works in Cowes, Island Roads are set to resurface the exit road serving Town Quay next week.

The road is part of the one-way system which sees Southern Vectis route 1 buses and cars dropping off and picking up passengers at Red Funnel’s Red Jet terminal.

Closure of the exit road is currently scheduled to take place between 7.30pm and 6am on Wednesday, August 26.

On the night, buses will terminate at Park Road near its junction with Victoria Road.

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Terminus Road in Cowes

Keith Gourlay, Island Roads construction manager said: “We would like to thank Cowes residents for their co-operation in recent weeks and for their ongoing understanding.

“The roads we are improving are very much in the heart of the town and in the case of Terminus Road and Town Quay also impact upon commuters and visitors to the town as well as residents so we are really grateful for the co-operation we have received.”

Terminus Road, Park Road and Sun Hill have all been upgraded recently as part of the improvements in Cowes with Bars Hill set to be resurfaced soon.

Island Roads has said residents and businesses affected by the upcoming work at Town Quay have all been informed about the project.

Keith added: “While often we will look to avoid undertaking town centre works in the high summer period, by doing this project in a single overnight shift – and when air temperatures can be expected to be favourable for the laying of the required materials – there will be little impact on residents and businesses.”

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