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.

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

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

Care in the Garden media

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

overhanging trees

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

whitecross road

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