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.

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

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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

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

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 10:11am

By Gavin Foster

Female staff recognised during International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated on 23 June and aims to focus attention on the career opportunities that are available in the industry.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 10:06am

By Gavin Foster

New lease of life for church hall thanks to Island Roads volunteers

CSR at St Johns Church Wroxall

Volunteers from Island Roads have given a community hall a fresh lick of paint - making the room feel bigger and brighter says the hall manager in Wroxall.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 1:01pm

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads’ staff lend a helping hand at community nursery

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Highways operatives volunteered to help dig out and lay a new footpath at the entrance to the community nursery and installed a new sign to help make it easier for people to find and access the facility.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 4:53pm

By Gavin Foster

Landowners reminded to manage trees that are boarding public roads and paths

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Island Roads has powers to recharge landowners for work to clear away trees that have fallen onto roads from private land, but say they prefer to work with them to avoid tree fall in the first place.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 9:35am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Resurfacing work on main route between Lake and Shanklin

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The four-day scheme to resurface the main road linking Shanklin and Lake is currently scheduled to begin in early May.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 11:12am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Specialist teams swing into action to maintain structures

Nathan Phillips descends down a road bridge at Chilton Chine, Brighstone.

Clearing vegetation to ensure bridges and retaining walls are protected requires the help of specialist teams using ropes and other climbing apparatus.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 11:51am

By Gavin Foster

More ‘bee tubes’ included in wall restoration

Jason and Christine

Island Roads have installed more of the innovative 'bee tubes' in their latest restoration work in Sandown to help support the local ecology, whilst carrying out necessary repairs.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 2:55pm

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Architect of Isle of Wight Highways PFI contract is back! (updated)

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The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC. His mission? To save money OnTheWight has been told. The council responds.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Downs Road closed for recovery of Island Roads vehicle

island roads vehicle on downs road by carl wright

Diversions are in place which the vehicle is recovered from Downs Road, Arreton.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

200 tonnes of salt used on Isle of Wight roads over weekend

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Gritting runs are continuing today (Monday) as snow showers remain possible according to the weather forecast.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 12:41pm

By Gavin Foster