Military Road improvement scheme

This page has been created to keep residents and business informed on the progress of the major scheme to upgrade the Military Road.

The project is scheduled to resurface the section of the Military Road between Chale and Brook over approximately four weeks starting in October. We have chosen October so the work is undertaken outside of the main tourism season but before extreme winter weather – which could prolong the scheme – can be expected. We are undertaking the work around the clock in order to shorten the duration of the project.

This means the Military Road will be closed as a through route to traffic while the scheme is underway. We are however undertaking work in six phases to minimise disruption to residents.

The work is the longest stretch of highway we will have improved in one single scheme and will mean the entire 12 miles of the Military Road will have been upgraded by Island Roads under the Highways PFI Partnership.

We are keen to keep residents and businesses fully informed about this project. As part of this we have visited the site to speak to businesses most affected and also sent letters to residents.

We have also taken the Mobile Visitor Centre out to talk to residents. We would like to thank all who visited us for what where some very useful discussions.

As well as providing scheme updates on this site we will also use our Twitter feed @Islandroads to publicise progress so please do follow us.

If you would like to be added to an email group of local businesses/residents who would also like to receive periodic email updates on the scheme then please contact and we will add you to our distribution list.

Many thanks for your understanding and co-operation and we look forward to delivering another successful highway improvement scheme.

Below are links to documents that give more information on the Military Road project. Please be aware that for a number of reasons the schedule of works and phasing are subject to change. We will endeavour to provide the very latest changes to the programme on this website and via our Twitter feed @IslandRoads.

To view the phasing plan and schedule of work please see the following link


You can also read a press release about this scheme here 


You can read update bulletins about the scheme here:

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