To ensure we can complete this work along the River Yar safely, we've now closed the River Yar cycleway, between the junctions with Longwood Lane and Alverstone Road, after the Isle of Wight Council accepted our application. A diversion route is in place.
Update: 18 November 2021
We are pleased to share that the eel screen installation works in Sandown are progressing well, despite recent extreme rainfall and protests from local water voles who are keen to burrow in close proximity to the works.
Upon completing a survey of the burrow, we managed to alter our location and are in the process of installing the equipment which will allow the screen to self-clean, without disturbing the protected animals. This automated system is necessary to future-proof our infrastructure and is a cost-effective way of carrying out a very labour-intensive job.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience that these works have cause and thank you again for your patience. Our anticipated end date is early 2022 and we are working as quickly as we can to re-open the shared path safely, but we will update you on this as the works progress. Thank you again for your patience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our customer services team on 0330 303 0368, quoting project reference number 710075 or call Martin Richards, Construction Manager, on 07824 303419.