Work being carried out on The Mall foot-way in Carisbrooke is expected to last ten weeks, and will begin next month.

The work will start on 9 October, and be carried out between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Temporary signals will be used to control traffic whilst Island Roads work on the wall – pedestrian access won’t be affected.

The ‘major scheme’ is to improve a large section of the distinctive wall that retains the foot-way. Island Roads will be working on the 487m long section of wall – which stretches from Cedar Hill and a point between Wellington Road and Recreation Ground Road.

Ian Hodson, Island Roads structures manager, said:

“This is a significant scheme on a busy road and although we have tried to minimise any disruption it will be necessary to restrict traffic movement to one lane during work. Hopefully residents will agree it is important that repairs and maintenance are undertaken to ensure the structure remains in good condition for years to come.”