Sandown Road night time roadworks

Submitted on 19 June 2017 by Emma Goldring

Island Roads, working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, are upgrading and maintaining the Islands highways network.  In accordance with the contract requirements, the resurfacing programme is being carried out on all types of roads and across all areas to ensure the improvements are made at an equal pace across the Island.

We are writing to let you know about the carriageway resurfacing works due to take place in your local area shortly and to provide you with some information and guidance about what will happen during the works to enable you to plan accordingly.

Location of works:

Sandown Road, Bembridge from Sandown Road Roundabout to the Propeller Inn

Anticipated duration of works:

Start date: July 11th 2017

Duration: 11\ Week nights

Traffic Restrictions

The road will be closed to through traffic whilst these works are taking place. *Residents access will be restricted but we hope to work with residents to ensure inconvenience is kept to a minimum. Pedestrian access to properties and businesses will remain open where possible. Emergency services have been informed of the works and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Time of works and access to properties/businesses

The road closure will be in place between 19.30 and 06.00. It is essential we minimise the amount of travel through the site for the safety of all and for curing times of materials.  However, for essential access please call our help desk on 01983 822440 to make arrangements and allow additional journey times, as access may be subject to delay due to the position of large machinery and hot materials.

Parking/Vehicle Removal

To enable us to complete our work successfully, please ensure all vehicles are moved from the carriageway.  Please be aware alternative parking arrangements are the responsibility of each vehicle owner and not Island Roads.  We will unfortunately have to remove any vehicles that remain on the carriageway within the road closure and relocate them to a safe alternative location nearby.  In these circumstances, you can locate your vehicle by contacting our help desk on 01983 822440. Please note that Island Roads have the authority to remove vehicles in these circumstances from the carriageway and costs may be charged to the registered keeper if a vehicle has to be relocated.


Disabled bays

If you currently have a disabled bay, please contact our help desk on 01983 822440 as soon as possible.  The help desk will take your details and send out a new application.  Alternatively, the forms are printable from our website It is essential to reapply as without the completed forms disabled bays will not be repainted.

Bus services

We work very closely with Southern Vectis with the aim to keep disruption to a minimum during the surfacing works.  Bus stops located within the area of the road closure will not be in operation and alternative stops will be provided outside of the road closure area. Bus information is provided on the Southern Vectis website: or by calling them on 01983 827000.

Ringway Island Roads Ltd

Registered Office: Albion House, Springfield Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2RW

Registered in England No: 8108944    VAT Registered No. 321 9318 74

Preparatory Works

There may be preparatory works prior to resurfacing and therefore you may see our crews on site before the

 dates listed above.


Please note, there are a variety of factors including inclement weather and emergency works

that may affect the timing of works.  The timeframe provided in this letter is as accurate as possible

at the time of writing. Please watch the signs that will be erected on site prior to the works for any

changes to the resurfacing start date or duration.

We recognise that these improvement works may cause some inconvenience for local residents and businesses but we hope any disruption will be offset by the long term improvements we are making. We would like to thank you in advance for your assistance in enabling us to complete these works.