EXPECT delays at Fishbourne Lane — the first phase of planned roadworks starts next week.

The road, which leads to the Wightlink ferry terminal, will continue to see a set of manned traffic lights where the road meets Elenor's Grove.

Stephen Ashman, Island Roads’ service director, said: “Fishbourne Lane has deteriorated significantly over time and this work will help address the underlying issues that have caused this and improve and upgrade the road for everyone using it."

The plans will see the road's surface reconstructed and work done to fill in potholes across daytime hours from July 15 to 19, with more intensive work starting on September 30.

Wightlink has cancelled several late night services to and from the Island as part of the planned works.

Between Monday, September 30, and Friday, November 1, Wightlink will cancel two overnight round-trip sailings between Monday and Thursday and Fishbourne Road will be closed at night as the more intensive phase of the works are carried out.

The 10pm and 11.59pm sailings from Portsmouth, and the 11pm and 1am sailings from Fishbourne, will also be cancelled.

“We would like to thank businesses and residents in advance for their support in enabling us to carry out these works" Mr Ashman said.

The bulk of the planned roadworks will begin on Monday September 2, with Wightlink warning customers to allow between 30 minutes to an hour to board their ferry.

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