Isle of Wight Council will close the road near Lynnbottom Recycling Center to carry out work on the trees, and the Recycling Center will remain open and fully accessible.
The council carried out work on trees in many places, including public parks and roadsides.
New trees planted
Along with cutting down or removing trees that may pose a danger in the future, new trees have recently been planted by contractors and volunteers in places like Appley Park and Big Meade.
Next month (May 2022) tree work is due to be carried out in the area of the road between Lynnbottom Recycling Center and Robin Hill Roundabout to trim or remove some potentially dangerous trees.
The road will be closed from Wednesday May 4 to Friday May 6 inclusive.
Full access remains
Full access for domestic and commercial users of Biffa’s Lynnbottom Recycling Center and Standen Heath Landfill will be maintained throughout, with signed diversion routes.
Traffic will be able to approach the Lynnbottom recycling center from the north, towards Wootton.
To avoid queues, the town hall asks users not to arrive before their reservation slot.
Matthews: Vehicle access to Lynnbottom is maintained throughout
Lee Matthews, council public spaces manager, said:
“We are aware that this is a very important route, so we will ensure that vehicle access to Lynnbottom is maintained throughout the works.
“Because this work is urgent, we won’t wait until next winter.
“This means we will do a full check on nesting birds and other protected species such as bats and squirrels.
“If it turns out that there are protected species that could be affected by the works, of course, we will not proceed.
“The overall aims of this tree work program across the island are to ensure we have a safe and sustainable stock of trees and to support the council’s climate and environment strategy.
“We aim to end up with many more trees growing safely on public lands for future generations.”
News shared by the Isle of Wight Council Press Office, in their own words. Ed