New layout to cut traffic jams

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


New layout to cut traffic jams

Roadworks at Church Litten, where a new layout is being created.Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight Council.

A NEW road layout is being installed in Newport town centre to reduce congestion.

The current system of three lanes at Church Litten has one lane for all traffic for Morrisons supermarket, its petrol station and Marks and Spencer.

The council said that could lead to traffic congestion at busy times.

It said the new layout would have one lane for Morrisons traffic, one lane for Marks and Spencer and Morrisons petrol station traffic and one lane for traffic heading to the town centre.

The works are due to be completed on Friday, although this depends on the weather as new lines need to be painted.

The existing traffic lights will be slightly remodelled as part of the new layout and this part of the work will take place next week, the council said.


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by Ming Hwang

3rd May 2012, at 18:26:20

I'm back - love you IWCP and love you Annabel. Paul, you'll be dealt with by Klytus.

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by augustus miller

3rd May 2012, at 17:09:40

having said that i do comply to the odd request but only when i'm in the mood

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by Paul Strauss

3rd May 2012, at 17:08:22

Well - I for one am not so keen to see Mr Merciless welcomed back with open arms. I stand by my earlier comments - leave Chruch Litten to the appropriate authorities and I assure you that the IWC won't interfere in your planets congestion issues.

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by augustus miller

3rd May 2012, at 17:07:56

my name is not really augustus, its glenn but i get sick of the requests

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by Annabel Reagan

3rd May 2012, at 17:05:12

Wow thanks IWCP Webmaster - sense at last! Regards, Annabel - or should I say Princess Leia?

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by kevin froment

3rd May 2012, at 14:53:37

i think,mr prescott you know very well i meant its grand opening, if it can be called that, but it will probably be on a saturday when the very idea of joining a 10 mile queue to get to newport will be the last thing any of us want

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by Graeme Egerton

3rd May 2012, at 13:47:43

I've all but stopped shopping at Morrison's in Newport because of the traffic although Sainsbury's car park seems to be permanently full in daylight hours. I think that's the third change to Church Litten in ten years, is it not? Hope third time lucky?

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by Matthew Hampshire

3rd May 2012, at 12:40:13

I think it's earmarked as a holding lane for Morrisons...

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by Matthew Burden

3rd May 2012, at 12:29:21

Does anyone know the current plan for the Military Road?

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by Ming The Merciless

3rd May 2012, at 12:14:17

IWCP - Can you change my name from Ming the Merciless to my real name, Ming Hwang? Thank you. PS - Love Annabel Reagan x

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