Residents in East Cowes are questioning why a one way system was not put in place, as delayed work to upgrade York Avenue continues.

It follows a series of near misses on the main diversion route, set up to allow work on the main road into the town.

An Island mum took this picture (above) on Clarence Road this morning (Thursday), as she left her house with her children.

It shows two huge lorries passing each other - and having to mount the pavement to do it. 

Residents say the situation is dangerous and are questioning why the route is being used for two-way traffic.

This picture (below) shows a similar incident on the route last week.

Isle of Wight County Press:

The diversion route takes vehicles from the Floating Bridge, Red Funnel's vehicle ferries, Waitrose and employer GKN.

In an earlier statement, Island Roads said using Old Road was not an option.

It said: "These alternative routes were not selected as the diversion route as they are not considered suitable for the volume of traffic or the larger vehicles that would normally use York Avenue.

"We encourage all road users to follow the local signage and keep to the official diversion. We have also put out additional signage asking people to use the official route."

Underway since March, the work is running behind time, with overnight resurfacing expected to start on June 17 and run until June 24.

It was supposed to have been resurfaced from June 2.