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.

Brighstone children get road safety lesson

Brighstone visit

A visit by staff from Island Roads to this primary school was fun, engaging and interactive, says the head teacher.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:25am

By Gavin Foster

Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

Mili Road opening media

A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Cracks 20cm deep in recently resurfaced road, says councillor

Nokes Road

Cllr Garratt questions why there are cracks 20cm deep appearing in a road surfaced just 12 months ago. Here's what Island Roads say.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 5:15pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Power switches from electrics to decorating for school hall repaint job

CSR Nine Acres media

Island Roads electrician, Jordan Power, joined four other colleagues volunteering to repaint his former primary school's hall.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 10:35am

By Gavin Foster

Part of Fairlee Road closed for emergency gas mains repairs

road closed sign

Watch out for diversions from 6.30pm tonight if you are planning to drive up or down Fairlee Road, Newport.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 5:00pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight gritters on their ‘autumn parade’

Island Roads plough

With the Met Office's forecast that temperatures are going to drop this weekend due to cold arctic air moving south across the country, the 'autumn parade' of Island Roads' winter fleet is well-timed.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 8:32am

By Gavin Foster

Boardwalk solution reopens footpath between Newport and East Cowes

boardwalk with Ian Ward

The new structure is designed to withstand future movement and erosion and means the footpath between East Cowes and Newport can be reopened.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 9:23am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Anger over timing of Causeway footbridge repairs

Angry birds hot air balloon

Residents are unhappy about the work taking place at the start of the school year, but Island Roads say it must be completed by October to comply with MMO licence.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 4:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Residents thanked for patience over road surfacing work

Perowne Way resurfacing Cllr Ian Ward and Andrew Tunnicliffe

Island Roads say they're very grateful to residents who've waited patiently for these much needed improvements.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 10:07am

By Claire Robertson with 2 readers' comments

Specialist teams work on Isle of Wight’s hard-to-reach bridges

island roads no job too small

Several sites are being improved this week on the Isle of Wight by this specialist team who are trained to work in hard to reach spaces.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 3:25pm

By Gavin Foster

Cllr Brodie accuses Highways PFI contractor of being ‘shifty with information’

royal exchange google maps

Cllr Geoff Brodie believes resurfacing of a road - universally recognised by local people as being a total disgrace - being dropped from the list by Island Roads, "is the usual kick in the teeth”.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 12:12pm

By Geoff Brodie with 10 readers' comments

‘Remarkable transformation’ at village hall

scott and liam at chillerton hall

Volunteers from Island Roads answered a call for help from Chillerton and Gatcombe Community Association.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 10:11am

By Gavin Foster