Island Roads tackles flooding

By a County Press reporter

Monday, February 3, 2014

 

WORK is underway to prevent further flooding on Isle of Wight roads.

Island Roads said that, as part of the highways PFI, it was repairing systems that had suffered from years of poor maintenance due to a lack of funding.

The company said the first of 17 major drainage schemes had started at Newport Road, Niton. The four-week project includes a new section of surface water drainage between Laceys Lane and Church Road, after the old system collapsed.

Other problem areas are due to be tackled with similar schemes, including Pallance Road, Northwood, Palmers Lane, Newchurch, Carisbrooke Road, Newport and Cemetery Road, Lake.

Island Roads operations manager Steve Jenkins said the work would be coupled with regular maintenance to reduce standing water and help prevent road surfaces deteriorating.

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