Island Roads

Island Roads is now responsible for Isle of Wight roads until 2037 after the Conservative administration awarded them the contract under a PFI scheme.

Seven weeks of roadworks to replace bridge

Freshwater bridge

By undertaking the work in two phases, lane by lane, Island Roads say they're able to keep the road open and reduce local disruption.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 7:53am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Diversion in place to allow vital stabilising work in Shanklin

Scotchells Brook road

The difficult work is vital to stabilise the culvert, but Island Roads have planned the work in order to minismise disruption.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:23am

By Gavin Foster

Major roadworks at Fishbourne Lane: Over three phases to avoid disruption

Fishbourne Lane pre-works

The duration of the entire scheme is ten weeks, but this is phased to avoid work during the school summer holidays and ensuring that road closures are kept to a minimum.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:23am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Islands Roads say sorry for Newport traffic gridlock and urge drivers to avoid the area

newport live traffic map

The lights are being repaired by a mainland company and hope to be working again by the morning.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 4:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Newport Quay Bridge closed again

Newport Quay bridge closed

Readers were puzzled as to why the bridge was closed again so soon after reopening. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 10:11am

By Sally Perry

New playground for primary school thanks to volunteering scheme

l-r; Back: Lorna, Dan, Spencer and Nicola. Front: Victor Perry, Roseanne Tucker, Sienna Jarman and Grace Evans

The children are delighted with their new playground which was designed and created as part of the Island Roads volunteering scheme.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 10:40am

By Gavin Foster

Chest waxing for Ben raises money for Homes-Start charity

Ben getting chest hair cut

Ben Meakin recently braved a chest waxing for charity, raising money for Homes-Start.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:58am

By Gavin Foster

More resurfacing works for Forest Road

Forest Road

Work on the two sections of road will take place at night to keep disruption to a minimum

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:27am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Over 30 roadworks schemes across the Isle of Wight this month

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you're out and about on the roads this month you'll notice roadwork schemes have intensified as Island Roads aims to finish as many schemes as possible before the summer holidays.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 7:32am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

2,500 litre paint job for Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

For the first time since it was built 35 years ago, work starts this month to repaint Yarmouth Bridge, using around 2,500 litres of paint.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 7:54am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight coroner warns of further deaths if crossing not installed

Police tape

Caroline Sumeray has written to the Isle of Wight Council’s highways department to express concerns after a pensioner was knocked down and killed in Wootton High Street last summer.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:37pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cash boost for Isle of Wight good causes

Common Space staff accepting cheque

Around a dozen Isle of Wight good causes have applied for grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation this year.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 7:04am

By Gavin Foster