Isle of Wight travel

Our Travel section is the place to check for fast and accurate travel updates from all the ferry companies, bus, train and hovercraft operator. In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

How does Island Roads pick which roads it resurfaces first?

Cowleaze Hill

Islanders tell OnTheWight they're confused as to why some roads in bad condition are not being resurfaced, when others, that seem mostly fine, are. Here's what Island Roads said when we asked them how they choose which roads get resurfaced first.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 3rd July 2015

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (3rd July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 7:51am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 2nd July 2015

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (2nd July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 7:58am

By Sally Perry

Government confirm support for Island Infrastructure Taskforce

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

Andrew Turner has pledged his support as the Isle of Wight Council moves forward to the next stage of implementing an Island Infrastructure Taskforce.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 11:13am

By Andrew Turner's Office

Roadworks and road closures: 1st July 2015

Road Closed at Undercliff Drive

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (1st July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 7:14am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 30th June 2015

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (30th June), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 7:49am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures week starting 29th June

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 29th June) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 7:15am

By Sally Perry

Revised Hover timetable for next three weeks

Freedom 90 hovercraft hovertravel

Following damage to one of the Hovercrafts on Saturday night, Hovertravel are running a revised service for the next three weeks.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 6:56am

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

‘Major fault’ with propellor leads to hover service suspension (Update 3)

Hovertravel terminal

After what Hovertravel describe as 'a major fault' with a propeller, the entire service is suspended until at least 18.15 today (Sunday) whilst the situation is fully-assessed. An update is expected at 5pm.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 10:04am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 26th June 2015

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (26th June), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:05am

By Sally Perry

Havenstreet main road due for resurfacing next week

Roadworks lights:

A major stretch of the main road through Havenstreet is due to be resurfaced next week.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 12:24pm

By Gavin Foster

Revised ferry timetable during maintenance work

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

If you're planning to travel on the car ferry between Friday evening and Tuesday make sure you check the revised timetable.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 9:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment