There are major delays on all routes into Newport this evening. As the rush hour on the Island kicks in driver are meeting the Isle of Wight Festival’s one-way system, which came into force on Wednesday lunchtime. Side road that many use as a rat run are also blocked by concerete blocks stopping drivers from entering via the gated road if you a resident permit.
Cars can drive into Newport via Fairlee Road but, until Monday afternoon, must leave via Staplers Road. The efforts to keep traffic flowing has also been hampered by Coppins Bridge Traffic lights out of ‘out of sync’ Some driver are reporting speeds of four miles an hour from Downend Road on to Long Lane. Southern Vectis is reporting high volumes of traffic and length delays to services .