Floating Bridge ‘fails at the most important time of day’, says Cllr Love (updated)

floating bridge suspended

School children and workers are late to school and work this morning as the Cowes Floating Bridge "fails at the most important time of day", says Councillor Love.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde road reopened after dangerous tree removed

calthorpe road ryde

Watch out for the diversion as the road closure is necessary due to emergency works to fell a dangerous tree.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Met Office forecasts up to 65 mph winds for the Isle of Wight this week

woman's hair blowing in the wind

Get ready for more strong winds, trees down and disruption to cross-Solent travel as the Met Office forecast wind gusts of up to 50-55 mph inland and 65 mph along the coastlines.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 2:08pm

By Sally Perry

Advance warning of disruption whilst busy roads reconstructed

Park Road Ryde

Island Roads say it's impossible to undertake projects of this scale without some localised disruption and they hope that residents feel the short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits of this upgrade.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:43am

By Gavin Foster with 6 readers' comments

Resurfacing works planned for Isle of Wight seafront location

Shanklin Esplanade

The roadworks will be undertaken at a time when the coastal weather shouldn't hamper too much with the schedule, allowing work to be completed before the May Bank Holidays.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:18am

By Gavin Foster

Why are IW council shy about discussing floating bridge incident?

floating bridge suspended

After last year’s serious incident on the floating bridge that resulted in a staff member having to be airlifted to the mainland for emergency treatment, Isle of Wight council were going to look into the causes. OnTheWight has followed up with questions, but IWC are avoiding answering the questions.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 10:08am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

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

mobile home in Nodehill

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.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Mobile home blocks busy Newport junction traffic gridlock

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Avoid the area if you can because at this time of day the jammed transporter is causing gridlock.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Take part in survey to rate Island Roads’ performance

island roads footway

The survey which is due to close on Friday 1st March invites the public to rate Island Roads’ performance on many aspects of its work from road surfacing and maintenance to street cleansing, verge and grass cutting and its customer service operations.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 4:43pm

By Claire Robertson

Mainland councils predicting traffic misery at ports in no-deal Brexit plans. What about IWC?


Portsmouth and Southampton ports are the key gateways to the Isle of Wight. Mainland council are discussing their no-deal Brexit plans exposing predicted issues. Why are IWC silent?

Monday, 18th February, 2019 4:59pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

No-deal Brexit plans for Portsmouth likened to ‘Dad’s Army comedy’

dad's army stamps

Many people on the Isle of Wight have been wondering what impact a no-deal Brexit might have on travel through Portsmouth. One of the city's councillors says the plan being drawn up has "Dad’s Army written all over it".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 11:23am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Met Office update strong wind weather warning for the Isle of Wight

This wind vane warns you how windy it can get in parts of the Isle of Wight.

The weather warning has been updated by the Met Office and will not last as long as previously forecast.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:20am

By Sally Perry