05 Dec 2019

Newport car park improvements

Update: Work to start a day early on a series of improvements to car parking facilities in the heart of Newport.

Work is  to start this week on a series of improvements to car parking facilities in the heart of Newport.

Short stay car parks in New Street and Chapel Street will be resurfaced and re-lined to create a total of 212 parking bays — a net increase of six spaces — as part of the Isle of Wight Council scheme.

The council's contractor, Island Roads, will start work a day earlier than planned on 9 December, although this will be subject to weather conditions.

The scheme will be carried out over six nights to ensure daytime parking is retained at this important town centre location.

Railings, which once separated the two car parks, have already been removed to create a combined car park with a simplified layout which is both clearer and easier for motorists to follow.

The plans also involve permanently closing off access from Chapel Street in response to complaints the entrance is difficult to negotiate.

Following the completion of the works, motorists will enter and leave the car park via New Street only. Two on-street parking spaces will be removed to improve visibility at this access point.

The work is part of a programme of car park resurfacing that is continuing to take place across the Island.

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  • Island Roads will start work on 9 December, although this will be subject to weather conditions.
  • The scheme will be carried out over six nights to ensure daytime parking is retained at this important town centre location.
 
Isle of Wight, UK