Island Roads

Island Roads is a partnership established by the Isle of Wight Council, VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Investments and Ringway to provide the highway maintenance services on the Isle of Wight from 1 April 2013.

The contentious 25-year-contract runs until 2037.

Below are articles in which Island Roads are mentioned.

The iconic East Cowes Umbrella Tree saga moves on a stage

Umbrella Tree

The saga surrounding the iconic Umbrella Tree in East Cowes has moved on again with new information relating to the requirement for a new frame

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 8:40am

By Bev Webster with one comment

Umbrella Tree: Fundraiser for frame to support century-old tree launched

umbrella tree

The Friends of the Umbrella Tree aim to raise £5,000 for a safety frame to protect the public should any branches fall from the tree

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 5:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

traffic lights on green and red

The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

If you have a complaint about impact of St Mary’s roundabout roadworks write directly to Cllr Ward, he says

Cllr Ian Ward and Andrew Tunnicliffe from Island Roads

Cllr Ian Ward says he has his 'finger on the pulse' about St Mary's roundabout and has only received one letter of complaint. He asks residents to write directly to him if they have concerns or queries.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Section of Military Road in danger of collapsing in seven years if no action taken

Military Road erosion

It is thought if the plans get approval, it would take eight weeks to complete, but a road closure — potentially only part — would need to be put in place

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 5:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Ducklings rescued from Calbourne drain now released back into the wild

Ducks ready for release

Thanks to the quick thinking actions of the member of the public who spotted the ducks and Island Roads for assisting in their rescue, these ducklings have been given a second chance at life

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 5:01pm

By Anna Price

It was ‘never the case’ that all Isle of Wight roads would be resurfaced, claims Cllr Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward in online meeting, with Sandown pier in the background

Cllr Andre says she's dissatisfied about the changing narrative in relation to the Highways PFI contract and "deeply concerned by Cllr Ward's apparent total reliance on the information he's being given by Island Roads"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Ash Dieback found in 40 per cent of Isle of Wight inspected trees

Ash Tree

At least 60 trees will need to be felled in the coming months after an inspection found that 169 – have been identified with Ash Dieback

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:43pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Nighttime resurfacing for road out of Town Quay

Town Quay, Cowes

Residents have been thanked for their co-operation and ongoing understanding during the roadworks in Cowes town centre over recent weeks

Friday, 21st August, 2020 9:50am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Island Roads submit plans to prolong life of important section of Military Road

The Military road at Brook with cars driving past

Island Roads say the challenge of the scheme has been to devise an engineering solution that prolongs the life of this important section of the Island’s infrastructure, but does so in a way that respects the unique environmental and geological characteristics of the site

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 8:28am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Overnight roadworks for three busy Newport roads

Newport road and roadworks sign

In order to reduce the impact on residents and road users, the work will be split into several phases. Details within

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:21am

By Gavin Foster

Burst water main results in closed road and diversions

map of road closure in shalfleet

Look out for the diversion as the burst water main is repaired

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 11:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment