People living on Horsebridge Hill are furious at the state of the road outside their front doors.
Horsebridge Hill has been in a cloud of dust since Tuesday. The road chippings have shifted in the hot heat to reveal the tar below.
Roy Bird of Horsebridge Hill is now fighting another battle. His wife's disabled parking bay has almost disappeared due to the recent resurfacing. Despite asking the Isle of Wight Council on a number of occasions if the bay was going to be re-painted he hasn't heard back. Mr Bird says other drivers are now parking where the bay was as the road markings aren't clear due to the dust and chippings.
Another issue raised by concerned residents, is the issues of inhalation of the dust in the area and how that could be affecting their health.
In a statement the Isle of Wight Council said
"Ongoing work will be carried out on several stretches of road where the surface is becoming soft in the high temperatures.
These roads will remain open during the work with traffic controlled by stop/go boards.
The sections of road are the main Cowes-Newport Road, Brading Downs Road, Quarr Hill, Blackwater Shute and Downend Road. A similar approach will be taken on other roads if required. This may create dusty conditions so drivers are urged to take extra care in these affected areas.
The work involves treating affected roads with a dusting of smaller chippings. This has been in agreement with the contractor who surfaced these sections of highway earlier this year and has again confirmed they will meet the cost of this, together with final remedial treatment."