Brading High Street closes for two weeks for water mains repairs

Read on for details of diversions, including Southern Vectis bus and school routes.

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This in from Southern Water in their own words. Ed

Southern Water is beginning the final phase of a programme to replace the ageing Victorian water main that runs between Brading and St Helens on the Isle of Wight.

The old cast iron pipe has served us well but is starting to show its age. It has suffered a number of bursts and leaks in recent years, sometimes leading to interruptions to tap water supply and emergency road closures while we make repairs.

Plan of works
From 6 May, construction moved to:

  • High Street, Brading, heading north from the junction with Quay Lane. A 30-metre section of High Street will be closed to through-traffic while we complete this phase, and a diversion route following the B3330 and B3395 will be clearly signed. We anticipate this section will take two weeks to complete.
  • We will then move to the section between High Street and St Mary’s Road, via St Mary’s Court. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained throughout this section of the work and we expect this phase to take four weeks to complete.
  • We will then begin the final section on Quay Lane, installing approximately 700m of new pipe heading eastwards from the junction with High Street, Brading. We anticipate this final section will be complete by the end of July. Access for residents and businesses on Quay Lane will be maintained throughout this phase of work.

Project Manager Peter Simmons said:

“I’d like to thank customers for their continued patience while we carry out this essential scheme. We’ll be in the area for a few weeks but the benefits – a more reliable supply of water to customers’ taps – will be long term.”

The work will be carried out by contractor Clancy Docwra which is liaising with residents living nearby.

Traffic diversion
Island Roads advise that Brading High Street will be closed between 9am on Tuesday 6 May and 4pm on Tuesday 20 May from Quay Street to St Mary’s Court.

The diversion route will be: A3055 High Street, Rowborough Lane, B3330 Carpenters Road and Upper Green Road, B3395 Station Road, Embankment Road, Kings Road, Sherbourne Street, High Street, Foreland Road, Steyne Road, Sandown Road and Marshcombe Shute, A3055 New Road.

Bus diversions
Southern Vectis advise that routes 2 and 3 will be on diversion and a shuttle bus in operation between Ryde bus station and Tesco until 20th May

The diversion for routes 2 and 3 towards Ryde will be Morton Road, Brading Bull Ring, turn and operate back towards Yarbridge Cross along New Road, left into Sandown Road, Longlands Shute, Sandown Road, right towards Hillway Road, right into Steyne Road, Foreland Road, left into High Street, Church Road, left into Kings Road, Embankment Road, Station Road, left into Upper Green Road, Carpenters Road, right into Beaper Shute, Brading Road, right into Tesco then terminate and transfer passengers to Shuttle Bus.

The diversion will operate in both directions.

Shuttle bus
The shuttle bus between Ryde bus station and Tesco will operate along the normal 2 and 3 routes. The route 2 shuttle will leave Ryde Bus Station towards Tesco at 07:55, 08:30, 09:00 then half hourly until 18:00.

The route 2 shuttle will leave Tesco towards Ryde at 08:15, 08:45 then half hourly until 18:15 then 19:15.

The route 3 shuttle will leave Ryde Bus Station towards Tesco at 05:10, 06:21, 06:48, 07:28, 08:15 then half hourly until 20:15 then 20:40 then half hourly until 23:40.

The route 3 shuttle will leave Tesco towards Ryde at 05:30, 06:37, 07:05, 07:45, 08:30 then half hourly until 20:00 then 20:28, 20:55 then half hourly until 23:55.

School Buses
Southern Vectis advise of the following diversions affecting School bus routes 105, 314, 318, 307 and 402.

Route 105 will start from and finish at Brading Bull Ring as normal.

Route 314 will divert from St Helens via Bembridge to rejoin normal route at Yarbridge junction and vice-versa. Students who normally use 314 from Brading / Carpenters Road will be accommodated by a revised route 308 – see below

Route 308 – one vehicle to start at Brading Church car park at 0740 and operate via A3055 and Carpenters Road to rejoin and continue normal route at St Helens Station Road at 0747. This is designed to accommodate Route 307 or 314 students from Brading / Carpenters Road. One vehicle on 308 will extend PM to Brading via Carpenters Road.

Route 412 – this route will start AM / finish PM at Brading Church car park – the Bull Ring will not be served and students will need to walk to Brading Church car park.

SEN 1 – Appropriate arrangements have been made with students and parents.

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Thursday, 8th May, 2014 4:12pm



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4 Comments on "Brading High Street closes for two weeks for water mains repairs"

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published 2 days after the road was closed?


Sally Perry

We first ran info on Tuesday morning. This update includes extra info which given it’s closed for two weeks may be useful for readers.

Bill Remnant

So will this mean that Island Roads may at least use to their advantage to resurface one stretch of Main road after a service has been renewed ??? Or just continue to do areas that seem not a main area that is full of holes ??


Don’t be silly, it probably hasn’t sunk in to the top at IR yet,remember they used to work for the council highways dept.