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.

Night-time work to improve main road into Newport

Diversion road sign

Major night-time work to repair another of the Island’s poor quality stretches of main road is to begin next week.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 5:28pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Quality of pavement resurfacing not up to scratch, forcing re-resurfacing (Photos)

Queen's Road pavement resurfacing in March 2015

It's good to hear that shoddy work carried out on behalf of Island Roads is being corrected at no extra cost to the Island, but the inconvenience of closed roads and pavements has not been welcomed by residents.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 10:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Veni, Vidi, Vinci?

Vinci at Versailles

An interesting sign for those following the Highways PFI contract was spotted on a recent trip to Paris by this contributor to OnTheWight.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 10:22am

By Mike Starke with one comment

Happy or unhappy about Island Roads? Here’s your chance to officially score them

Pedestrians sign:

Have you got an opinion on how Island Roads have been doing? Well, this quick survey is your very rare chance for you to have your say. Don't miss out.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 1:31pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Wondering why Island Roads are frantically re-painting lines on unrepaired roads?

Seaview Duver

This is something we've had quite a few Islanders speak to us about over the past few weeks. OnTheWight gets to the bottom of what looks to be the real reason for the rush.

Wednesday, 11th February, 2015 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Island Roads to repaint lines on roads in winter rather than resurface them

Yarmouth Road -

Island Roads say they've started a 'major programme' to refresh road markings and white lines across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 12:02pm

By Gavin Foster with 8 readers' comments

Victory for Islanders as Catseyes (lite) added to resurfaced roads


Happily, OnTheWight shining a spotlight on Catseyes not being refitted after roads were resurfaced, has prompted action - increasing road safety. Next, let's find out why they're the cheaper reflective road studs, and not proper Catseyes.

Wednesday, 7th January, 2015 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Are these all the roads that had Catseyes before they started to disappear?

Catseye removed road sign by x1brett

This is the list the council gave us of their understanding of which Isle of Wight roads had Catseyes on them, before they handed the highways to Island Roads. Have you seen any elsewhere? Do you know if these are still there? Let us know.

Saturday, 29th November, 2014 9:31am

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

Why have the council allowed Island Roads to get away with not replacing Catseyes?

Removed Catseyes by atoach

The answers that we're getting from Island Roads and the council on this important road safety issue are about as opaque as the fog that the Catseyes are supposed to guide us through.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 3:36pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Where are all of the Isle of Wight’s Catseyes disappearing to?

Cats eyes

Have you noticed that Catseyes aren't being replaced after Island Roads resurface Isle of Wight roads? Doug Alldred had and got in touch with OnTheWight trying to find out why it's happening.

Friday, 14th November, 2014 8:43pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Just in: The independent ‘Can they/Can’t they use it?’ report on Undercliff Drive

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

The Island company that produced this full and detailed report came to different conclusions and recommendations to those provided by Ramboll and Island Roads. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 14th November, 2014 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Stark contrast between residents’ version and that of Island Roads

Undercliff Glen:

Why are the media being fed information from Island Roads that differs so wildly from what the residents are saying?

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments