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 accessibility issues tackled at annual event

left to right Kevin Burton, Maureen Wakeman and Breeze, Laura Curwood, Pam Willingham and Magic, Jan Brookes

Staff at Island Roads took a keen interest in finding out how they could assist people with accessibility issues during the course of their work.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 10:22am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Road closed in Bembridge for emergency gas repairs

road ahead closed

Look out for the road closure in Bembridge as gas main repairs take place.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:24pm

By Sally Perry

Removing fallen tree not as simple as first thought

chine hollow

Island Roads are seeking advice from wildlife experts on how they can take action on a fallen tree without affecting squirrel drey.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 3:16pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Christmas comes early for 12 good causes thanks to Isle of Wight Foundation

Samantha O’Rourke (Island Roads), Adrian Harris and Michael Craig (co-founders of Wight Community Access), Philip Horton (Chair of the Isle of Wight Foundation)

Twelve deserving projects have been selected from dozens of applications for their focus on reducing social isolation on the Island and assisting people into education, training or employment.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 8:19am

By Gavin Foster

Council’s appeal to reduce 880 backlog of highways requests

union street roadworks

The Isle of Wight Council has written to all town and parish councils, asking for help to prioritise a list of 880 highways requests, but say they won't be started until April 2019.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 2:07pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Brighstone children get road safety lesson

Brighstone visit

A visit by staff from Island Roads to this primary school was fun, engaging and interactive, says the head teacher.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:25am

By Gavin Foster

Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

Mili Road opening media

A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Cracks 20cm deep in recently resurfaced road, says councillor

Nokes Road

Cllr Garratt questions why there are cracks 20cm deep appearing in a road surfaced just 12 months ago. Here's what Island Roads say.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 5:15pm

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

Power switches from electrics to decorating for school hall repaint job

CSR Nine Acres media

Island Roads electrician, Jordan Power, joined four other colleagues volunteering to repaint his former primary school's hall.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 10:35am

By Gavin Foster

Part of Fairlee Road closed for emergency gas mains repairs

road closed sign

Watch out for diversions from 6.30pm tonight if you are planning to drive up or down Fairlee Road, Newport.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 5:00pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight gritters on their ‘autumn parade’

Island Roads plough

With the Met Office's forecast that temperatures are going to drop this weekend due to cold arctic air moving south across the country, the 'autumn parade' of Island Roads' winter fleet is well-timed.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 8:32am

By Gavin Foster

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