Return of mobile homes on transporters travelling across Isle of Wight raises questions (updated)

After the traffic chaos caused last night when a mobile home on a transporter got stuck in Nodehill, and more are seen on the roads this morning, questions have been raised as to whether the route and time chosen were dictated by the council. Island Roads have responded.

mobile home in Nodehill

Following last night’s traffic chaos caused by a large transporter carrying a mobile home getting stuck in Nodehill, Newport, a number of questions have been raised.

This morning (Wednesday) posting a photo of another mobile home heading through Nodehill to the Isle of Wight Community and Emergency Group on Facebook, Karen Phillips warned there were two more heading that way.

Was timing a good idea?
It was reported last night that the first mobile home being moved later also got stuck in Freshwater.

The question on a lot of people’s lips yesterday and this morning was whether it was a good time for the transporters to travel through areas they may have difficulties with during commuter times.

Island Roads advised route “not suitable”
One Islander suggested the routes and time of travel is dictated to the transport company by the Isle of Wight council/Island Roads.

A spokesperson for Island Roads told OnTheWight,

“Island Roads were notified of these movements and had advised the route was not suitable. The revised route did not go via Trafalgar Road.

“Island Roads do not dictate which route to take, but will advise if not suitable in our professional opinion.

“Island Roads had asked that the haulier confirmed they had driven the route in advance, to confirm the proposed route was suitable; that the vehicles would be able to make the route; and that the loads would have an advance escort.

“Island Roads had also requested that movements did not commence on the Island until after 20.00 hours from Fishbourne.”

Image: © Karen Phillips

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 9:16am

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Colin

Why would you take a long load through the middle of Newport?

Did nobody do a dry run of the route before attempting it?

Where was the load coming from and going to?

Aren’t sat navs wonderful???

Colin

Yes, I did read the article, but the updates from Island Roads weren’t on then.

richardshanklinite

Where was the traffic warden when the lorry was parked in the middle of the road?

sculler

Wow, the Isle of Wight has got it’s first caravans