St Mary’s Roundabout: Isle of Wight transport planners say stats justify a pause and re-evaluation

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The 2008 Newport traffic model predicted growth of 26% between 2007-2020, but People Powered CIC say traffic actually decreased by 1% between 2007-2018. They argue this (and more) justifies a pause and re-evaluation of the scheme planned for St Mary's Roundabout.

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 2:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Expect delays as water main works resume on Staplers Road next week

Wootton Bridge road works

Southern Water project manager, Peter Simmons, said local residents had been informed of the latest works which were designed to “safeguard supplies for the community effectively into the future.”

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 1:16pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Rambling excuses’ make clear IWC leadership has no intention of holding Island Roads to account, says Cllr Brodie

dave stewart

The councillor for Newport East said, "Cllrs Stewart and Ward may be having regular tea and biscuits with the Island Roads management, but they are clearly letting them off the hook"

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘take the opportunity’ to replace second prow on floating bridge

floating bridge suspended

The floating bridge will not be back into service for at least another week, with the Isle of Wight council saying they’re ‘taking the opportunity’ to replace the other prow and hinge.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

St Mary’s Roundabout: Conservatives vote to go ahead with junction changes

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The 18 votes in favour were all the members of the ruling Conservative group present, except for Cllr Tyndall who abstained and Cllr Matthew Price (Newport North), who last week led a call for works to be halted.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:15am

By Geoff Brodie with 17 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge out of service for longer than announced

floating bridge suspended

It's been out of service since Tuesday and now the Isle of Wight council say it'll be much longer than expected before it comes back into service.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 2:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Big change to Union Street Ryde parking restrictions on the way

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It had been identified that some motorists were using Union Street for long-term parking by moving their vehicle each hour to a different parking zone within the road.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 11:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Stop planned St Mary’s Roundabout roadworks, say Newport Parish Council

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Two requests for a public briefing have been refused by the Isle of Wight council and this week Parish councillors voted overwhelmingly for impending St Mary's Junction improvements to be be halted.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:37am

By Joshua Tombleson with 6 readers' comments

Northwood roadworks ahead of schedule

Northwood roadworks

It is hoped the traffic lights that have been necessary to control traffic for safety reasons during work can be removed Friday afternoon.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 8:20am

By Gavin Foster

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments

Floating Bridge now looks like it may be out until ‘early next week’

engineers working on the floating bridge

The problem with the West prow hinge was discovered earlier in the week. A passenger launch will be in operation for foot passengers.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Steps connecting to the seafront could be closed for three months

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The council say they are doing they can to ensure the closure of this important footpath is kept to an absolute minimum.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 11:19am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment