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.

Isle of Wight coroner warns of further deaths if crossing not installed

Police tape

Caroline Sumeray has written to the Isle of Wight Council’s highways department to express concerns after a pensioner was knocked down and killed in Wootton High Street last summer.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:37pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cash boost for Isle of Wight good causes

Common Space staff accepting cheque

Around a dozen Isle of Wight good causes have applied for grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation this year.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 7:04am

By Gavin Foster

Hurrah – Third time lucky – Ventnor’s ‘benchgate’ appears to be over!

Benchgate - the new bench from the left

Island Roads brought their finest minds and straightened things out, but some in Ventnor are asking why it took three attempts and a lot of media attention for this bench to finally be installed properly.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

This is Island Roads’ idea of having ‘re-installed the bench correctly’

island roads reinstalled bench correctly

The saga of the bench continues. Island Roads say they have "re-installed the bench correctly", but can you see something wrong with this picture?

Friday, 26th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

All five staff cut from IW CCTV control room: Their combined wages less than PFI axe man’s

calculator and money

The annual staff costs for CCTV Control Room staff is less than amount paid to PFI consultant for eight month's work.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 5:21pm

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

Work to replace Newport Quay bridge imminent

Ian Hodson, Structures Manager, on Quay Bridge

The new bridge will also be safer for people who live, work and pass through the area as well as the surge of visitors who will be spending time in the area for the festival in June.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 10:10am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Islands Roads switches bench – to point AWAY from the sea view (updated)

backward bench ventnor - with coast

Incompetence or a total disregard for others? It's hard to tell, as Island Roads replaces a bench and faces it away from the view and on a massive wonk!

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Council won’t budge on concerns over herbicide spraying and death of lizards

Ventnor wall lizard

Isle of Wight council say they're satisfied use of herbicides by Island Roads is necessary, but those raising concerns say there's "strong circumstantial evidence of direct harmful effects"

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Call for temporary ban on Isle of Wight herbicide spraying as more dead wall lizards discovered

Ventnor wall lizard by Benjamin Tonner

Steve Jones believes there is a direct link to roadsides being sprayed with herbicides, such as Roundup, and the loss of Ventnor wall lizards. OnTheWight has been in touch with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Labour slam Isle of Wight council over PFI ‘savings’

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

The spokesperson for Island Labour says "Tories are calling cuts 'savings', as if that somehow reduces their impact".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Resurfacing works on Shanklin Esplanade start today

Road works road closed signs

Works to resurface the road will be limited to daytime hours during the week, meaning the esplanade will be open to vehicles during evenings and at weekends with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:37am

By Gavin Foster

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments