Planned road improvement works along B1230, Main Road, Newport

Road improvement works are due to commence along the B1230 Main Road, Newport between Peturia Way junction (near the A63 junction) and Mill Lane junction (St Stephen’s Church). The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 11 July and will last for up to 9 weeks, weather permitting. To reduce the disruption caused to residents and businesses the works have been phased (see attached phase plan and residents’ letter)

The work will consist of deep resurfacing works to the existing carriageway, patching repairs, surface water drainage improvements and minor footpath works during mainly daytime working hours (8am – 5pm) under temporary traffic lights. Initially resurfacing work will also take place between Peturia Way and Wallingfen Lane junctions on nights (between 7pm and 6am) for up to eight shifts.

To reduce the carbon footprint of this scheme, low temperature asphalt will be used, which reduces the amount of energy needed to manufacture the material, and allows roads to be reopened more quickly than traditional materials like hot asphalt.