We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with readers. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch. This letter from Jude Ferris was sent yesterday to Peter Hayward and Edward Giles at the Isle of Wight council and she kindly shares it with readers. Ed
The Highways PFI programme, much praised by you and your colleagues, is due to start on 1st April, 2013 (a date the significance of which has not escaped my notice).
Could you, therefore, please explain why the works detailed below together with a myriad of other roadworks are being carried out now instead of being integrated into the PFI schedule?
I have heard the previous excuses of urgent, necessary, essential or vital work. This surely cannot be true in this or many other cases.
My fears of how such a huge project will be managed by you when routine works are so mismanaged remain undiminished.
If you, the IOW Council, fail to build one school with £30million and seven years, how will you possibly cope with £250million.
A one-way system will be in place between Newport Road to Seaview Road, Cowes, while a new water main is laid to supply the new Aldi supermarket development at the former BAE Systems site, at Three Gates Road.
The work is due to commence on Monday and is expected to take four weeks.
There will be no access to Newport Road beyond Seaview Road, and access to Newport Road will be via Place Road and Nodes Road.
A traffic diversion will be in place but pedestrian access will not be affected.