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.

Island Roads surveying condition of Isle of Wight roads in order to prioritise work

road scanner showing steps taken to separate drivers

The special vehicle will help Island Roads prioritise which roads to treat next. Where do you think they should go?

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:45am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight groups given more time to apply for IW Foundation funding

cowes sailability cheque nov 2019

Grants of up to £16,000 are being offered for Isle of Wight projects that help tackle social isolation, build better communities or help people into employment

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 9:50am

By Anna Price

New anti-skid, high-friction surfacing to be introduced at Isle of Wight locations

Coppins bridge

Work on the busiest locations will be done at night and while traffic lights will be used at some locations

Thursday, 7th May, 2020 10:38am

By Anna Price with one comment

One-way system and reduced speed limit when Isle of Wight dump reopens

one way - another way signs

The restrictions are coming into place as the rubbish dump reopens to managed bookings. Details within

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

From Island Roads to Island odes as exchange with resident turns into rhyme

The former head teacher sent a poem to Island Roads thanking them for their efforts and it started an exchange in rhyme

Friday, 17th April, 2020 10:34am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

No Isle of Wight family will go without food or shelter over next three months say charities

Geoff Underwood head shot

All groups share a common vision – that no family on the Isle of Wight will go without food or shelter over next three months

Monday, 6th April, 2020 10:29am

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads to continue repairing road defects, keeping streets clean and emptying street bins

roadworks sign

Island Roads will be suspending the highway and footway maintenance programmes - excluding St Mary's Roundabout - but carrying out a number of other tasks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:13pm

By Gavin Foster with 9 readers' comments

New permit system should result in better management of road and utility works say council

motorway roadworks

The aim of the scheme is to ensure works on the highway can be better controlled, says Kevin Burton, Island Roads network manager

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Senior Isle of Wight Highways PFI manager quits job for better offer

Empty seat

The senior Highways PFI Isle of Wight council officer is taking up a new post on the mainland in April, after getting an offer the council could not match

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:22am

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

A busy weekend for Island Roads dealing with flooding and tree removal

Tree down at Calthorpe Road near Ryde - island roads

Thanks go out to all at Island Roads who helped during Storm Dennis with flooding and tree removal

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Part of the Middle Road to be proactively closed over weekend due to Storm Dennis

road closed sign

There have been several serious incidents recently involving trees falling onto the highway at this location, so it will be closed from 9am Saturday as a precautionary measure

Friday, 14th February, 2020 6:12pm

By Claire Robertson with 2 readers' comments

Three cheers for emergency services and all those who kept the Island moving during Storm Ciara (including Island Roads)

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team

Thank you to all the teams who carried out rescues or made the Isle of Wight safe for residents yesterday. You are very much appreciated

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments