PART of Coppins Bridge carriageway is set to be reduced to two lanes for roadworks on Monday, Island Roads has confirmed.

The company, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, is currently undertaking a major project to install new traffic lights and pedestrian crossings on Coppins Bridge and its approaches.

To complete the first phase, new energy-efficient lights at the St George’s entrance onto Coppins Bridge are due to be commissioned today (Friday).

This will allow work to move on to the second phase ­— the Coppins Bridge/Barton Road pedestrian crossing ­— on Monday.

This phase is expected to last until Friday, December 3, and will involve temporary pedestrian lights and the carriageway being reduced to two lanes.

After this phase, the project will pause until January 7.

Island Roads has thanked motorists for their understanding during work so far