Kings Road, Bembridge – Proposed Junction Improvements

In News by Bembridge PC

As you may be aware, from April 2013 Island Roads, working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, commenced a large-scale project to upgrade and maintain the Island’s highway network. As part of this project we have been undertaking several schemes on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council including those nominated as part of the Council’s Local Transport Plan. As a result, we will shortly be carrying out junction improvement works at Kings Road, Bembridge.

The proposed works consist of realigning the carriageway at the junction of Kings Road with Station Road and Beach Road to improve visibility when exiting Station Road. To facilitate this realignment the footway on the northern side of the road will be narrowed and the Kings Road carriageway will be widened. On the southern side of the road the existing footway will be realigned, and new grass verges will be implemented. The carriageway lining and anti-skid surfacing will also be re-instated to the new alignment.

Island Roads will continue to follow several new operating procedures in order to comply with the Government’s latest guidance on social distancing as these essential highway improvement works are undertaken. Therefore, we request you respect the safety of all Island Roads workforce by keeping a safe distance from both operatives and work sites. Should you have any questions, the Island Roads Help Desk is contactable on 01983 822440 or

Key information about this work:


Location of works: ·         At the junction of Kings Road / Embankment Road with Station Road and Beach Road
Start Date: ·         21st September 2020
Estimated duration of works: ·         4 Weeks (Monday to Friday)
Time of works: ·         Between the hours of 07:30 and 17:00 hours
Safety measures during works: ·         Three way temporary traffic signals / At all times

·         Local footway diversion

·         Road Closure (when required) with signed diversion route.  This will be a day time closure for 2 to 3 days in Week 4 (week commencing 12/10/2020)

 Alterations / Updates: Please note that there are a variety of factors including inclement weather, emergency works and works scheduling that can affect the timing of works.  The dates provided in this letter are as accurate as possible at the time of writing.

 During work: These works will be secured using safety barriers and fencing and pedestrians will, at times, be diverted accordingly. For the majority of the works three way temporary traffic signals will be in operation. For a short period (up to three days) a road closure and signed diversion route will be required (dates to be confirmed).

These traffic management arrangements will inevitably cause some minor inconvenience which we will endeavour to minimise wherever possible.

Access requirements: Pedestrian and vehicular access to properties affected by the works will be maintained whenever possible, however if there are short periods when this is not possible (e.g when planing and resurfacing Kings Road), residents will receive at least 24 hours’ notice, and alternative arrangements can be made where required.

Waste collection:

Domestic waste: If these works coincide with your usual waste collection day, please ensure your waste is on the kerbside before 7am to enable its collection.

Commercial waste: If these works coincide with your usual arrangements for commercial waste collection please contact your service provider directly to make alternative arrangements with them.

For more information you can:

Call:        Island Roads Help desk by telephoning: 01983 822440

Visit:      Our Visitor Centre (address at the top of this letter). Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 hours

View:    Our website for more information about Island Roads and the services we provide and to view future planned works happening in your local area.

Talk:       To our teams on site.  We are committed to improving the Island’s highways                       and the site team will be clearly identifiable during the works and happy to                      answer any questions you may have.

 We recognise that these works may cause some inconvenience for local residents, but we hope any disruption will be offset by the safety improvements made to the junction. We would like to thank you in advance for your assistance in enabling us to complete these works.

Island Roads