In a series of Iceland Roads night rehabilitation projects, the busy sections of the island's highway network are set to be improved this month.

Cedar Hill in Carisbrooke, Shanklin Road access to Whiteley Bank Roundabout and West Street in Ryde are to be improved.

In Newport, the Lidl roundabout on Holyrood Street, the Daish Way roundabout and South Street, Newport outside the bus station, are programmed for improvement.

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Work will be carried out overnight to reduce disruption to operations as there is a lot going on at the sites.

Although the focus of this year's improvement program is on residential roads, significant activity is planned for the busier sections and the August program reflects this.

Signs are placed in advance of the plans to inform motorists of the necessary closures, and letters are sent to the residents concerned explaining more about the work.

The improvement will be made between 19:30 and 06:00, though the Lidl Roundabout will remain open until 10:00 pm every night to accommodate the late opening hours of the store.

Keith Gourlay, site manager of Island Roads, said:

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"These are plans to improve the roads and intersections, but we hope to keep disruptions as low as possible through night work – as we have done throughout the project.

"We want to thank residents and businesses in advance for their understanding and cooperation, and look forward to achieving these improvements in some very prominent and well-used locations."

As always, the program is subject to change, but the Shanklin Road program, which involves the renewal of high friction surfaces, is scheduled for 3 Nights from August 19, Lidl Roundabout for 2 nights on the 28th of August and Dodnor roundabout for 1 night on the 29th of August, Cedar Hill in Carisbrooke over a single night on August 30th. South Street for 2 nights from the 2nd of September and west Road, Ryde for 9 nights from the 6th. September.