Three weeks of temporary lights as town gets traffic light upgrade

Wootton Bridge road works

The new traffic lights offer a range of improvements, both for drivers and pedestrians

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:14am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight council’s latest plan to lure drivers to use Floating Bridge

floating bridge back in service

Scheme being introduced to encourage use of the Floating Bridge over the winter and runs until 31st March

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Free travel for veterans and military personnel on floating bridge

cowes floating bridge

Cllr Ian Ward says, "We do what we can to support our community and assist those that have made a significant contribution"

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight battered by gale force winds: Cross-Solent and road travel affected

Jamie Russell - Stormy 3 640

It’s not just cross-Solent travel that is affected by the gale-force winds, you'll need to take care on the Island roads and around the coast too

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

St Mary’s Roundabout works to enter next stage

map of st marys lane closures

Forest Road reverts to two-way traffic, while all other approaches to St Mary's Roundabout will be reduced by one lane from Monday for seven weeks

Friday, 1st November, 2019 2:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Reminder to Isle of Wight landowers about how to keep roads safe this winter

Island Roads winter team standing in front of their gritting lorries

Island Roads are reminding landowners and residents about what they can do to help keep the road networks safe this winter

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 4:29pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Gale Fore 8 winds and tidal surge warning for the Isle of Wight


It's blowing a hoolie out there already, but by Saturday morning, along with Gale Force 8 winds and a tidal surge there may be flooding in some areas

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:39pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight gritting fleet out on the Island

snow plough being fitted to front of car

Island Roads’ winter maintenance team will be undertaking various activities to prepare the service for the cold weather ahead.

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 5:23pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Are Conservative administration ‘incapable of any joined-up thinking?’ asks Cllr Andre (updated)

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre asks whether the Conservative administration have "simply just lost the plot, have no plan and are just showing that they are incapable of any joined-up thinking?"

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Residents angry their road becoming rat run to avoid St Mary’s roundabout diversion (updated)

standen avenue road sign

Standen Avenue residents have formed the Camp Hill Community Action Group (CHCAG) and asked the Isle of Wight Council to provide ‘basic safety measures’ in the area

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 2:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry traffic will have to drive through Portsmouth’s clean air zone if approved

clean air zone map for portsmouth

It looks as though vehicles going to and from the Wightlink vehicle ferry will have to drive through the clean air zone boundary and the Air Quality Management Area

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 4:09pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

The £3.2m Floating Bridge racks up staggering losses: See the detail

floating bridge suspended September 2019

When you compare the profits from previous years to the losses of the last four, it makes for sorry reading. OnTheWight has the detail

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments