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  • Drainage
    Drain clearing and gully emptying Drain clearing is undertaken to ensure that surface water is removed from the carriageway as quickly as possible and...

  • Works programme

  • Report it online
    Choose the district using the buttons/options above the map. If someone has already reported an issue then it will show up here if it has been logged...

  • Works in your district
    Disclaimer:Please note that the 'Works in your district ' feature is indicative of planned schemes and is subject to change.  To view the current...

  • Potholes
    How do I report a pothole on the highway network?  To report a pothole on part of the adopted highway network, please contact the Island Roads' helpdesk...

  • Home
    The Island’s road network is being upgraded at an unprecedented rate by Island Roads under the Highways PFI. Since 2013, we have rebuilt or resurfaced...

  • Current works
    Please note - this page may be updated as frequently as daily as works are subject to change. Keep visiting for accurate information on the progress...

    • Section 58 Notices
      Road works - Map format   NRSWA Section 58 - Protected Roadworks To view a summary of the current Section 58 notices for across the Island, please...

    • Islandwide Roadworks Live

    • Avenue Road, Freshwater
      The scheme by Island Roads in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council and Freshwater Parish Council will see the reconstruction and resurfacing of Avenue...

  • Spicer's Bridge (Langbridge) Newchurch
    Island Roads has begun a major bridge strengthening scheme to Spicer's Bridge at Newchurch Shute.   The ten-week arch strengthening project started...

  • Our Highway Service
    The services that our teams will be delivering include:  Maintenance Activities Reactive repairs to carriageways, footways, urban footpaths,...

    • Districts
      All of our teams will be linked through our systems to ensure all planning, programming and works scheduling is linked, thus minimising disruption and...

      • District 1
        Described as the ‘home of world yachting’, Cowes hosts the internationally important Cowes Week every August. We will be making sure that our...

      • District 2
        It is where the Island Roads main office, depot and Visitor Centre is based, and we look forward to welcoming people with an interest in the highways maintenance...

      • District 3
        As such, District 3 is often the first impression for visitors to the Island, and the highway network will be a big part of this first impression. District...

      • District 4
        Victorian resorts such as Sandown and Shanklin and heritage villages such as Arreton and Shanklin Old Village make up much of this part of the Island. The...

      • District 5
        District 5 covers the electoral divisions of: Godshill and Wroxall, Chale, Niton and Whitwell, Ventnor East and Ventnor West. It includes the Parish Councils...

      • District 6
        From the stunning harbour at Yarmouth to the very picturesque villages and farms further inland, this area reflects the real diversity of landscapes on...

    • Maintenance Activities
      Whilst all of the investment work is being carried out, Island Roads’ teams will be working hard to maintain the highways asset.  The planned...

      • Dead animals
        Which dead animals will lsland Roads pick up when found on the public highway? If one of the following animals are killed on a highway, we will pick up...

      • Bus shelters
        Who do I contact if a current bus shelter needs maintaining? To report a maintenance issue with an existing bus shelter, call the Island Roads help desk...

      • Drainage
        Highway drainage is used to clear surface water from the highway, it is not designed to cater for run-off from adjacent properties. What drainage is Island...

      • Flyposting
        How do I report an instance of flyposting? To report any instances of flyposting, please contact the Island Roads' helpdesk on 01983 822440 or report...

      • Grounds maintenance
        Around 1,350,000 square metres of Highway verges are cut to ensure that people can use roads and footways safely and to maintain a tidy appearance. This...

      • Bridges and structures
        How do I report a problem with a bridge or structure?  If you need to report a problem with a bridge or structure, please contact our help desk on...

      • Car Parks
        How do I report a problem with the surfacing or a ticket machine in any of these car parks?  To report a maintenance issue with any of the Isle of...

      • Footway maintenance
        How do I report a footway defect or dangerous paving? To report a maintenance issue with any of the public footways (pavements) across the Island, please...

      • Hedge cutting
        These hedges are cut by Island Roads. All cuttings are removed from the footway and/or road after cutting.  The maintenance of hedges that front...

      • Spillages on the highway
        How do I report a spillage on the Highway?  If you need to report a spillage on the highway, please contact our help desk on 01983 822440 or complete...

      • Spillages on the highway
        How do I report a spillage on the Highway?  If you need to report a spillage on the highway, please contact our help desk on 01983 822440 or complete...

      • Street cleaning
        Island Roads is responsible for ensuring that public highway is kept free of litter in accordance with the Governments national Code of Practice on Litter...

      • Street cleaning
        Island Roads is responsible for ensuring that public highway is kept free of litter in accordance with the Government's national Code of Practice on Litter...

      • Weeds on the highway
        What will Island Roads do to control weeds on the highway? Weeds are plants growing where they are not wanted. Weed growth detracts from the overall appearance...

    • Environmental Services
      Our teams will also be responsible for protecting the public from dangers caused by obstructions on the highway such as overhanging trees, overgrown hedges,...

    • Managing the Roads
      The Isle of Wight Council is still responsible for setting policy about the highway, such as adopting private roads, and identifying improvements to the...

      • Abnormal Loads
         For further information please see the ESDAL Project website at http://www.esdal2.com/  Please note, we do not normally acknowledge receipt...

      • Abandoned Vehicles
        Abandoned vehicles are expensive to remove, have a negative impact on the environment, look unsightly and can lower the quality of life in neighbourhoods. How...

      • Skip and Scaffolding Licences
        Scaffolding, builders’ skips and temporary hoardings all require a permit if they are to be placed on the highway. This is a requirement of the Highways...

      • Applications for dropped kerbs / vehicle crossovers
        The crossover also works to strengthen the footway by allowing vehicles to pass over without causing damage to either the footway or the numerous services...

      • Traffic signals and CCTV
        How do I report a faulty pedestrian crossing or traffic signal? To report a set of faulty permanent traffic lights, please call our help desk on 01983...

      • Application to request a temporary road closure
        How do I know which roads are closed? To view all current road works across the Island, click here.  How do I make an application for a temporary...

      • Applications for a brown tourist sign
        Island Roads can provide advice on how to apply for a sign, the basic requirements needed to obtain a sign and deal with all queries relating to existing...

      • Access Protection Bars
        What if I have an access protection bar and someone parks their vehicle across my driveway? Access protection bars are advisory only and are there to...

      • Building Works Affecting the Highway
        A licence is required for placing building materials on any part of a highway. Any such materials must be kept on private land if possible in which case...

      • Pedestrianised Areas and Town Squares
        How do I get a permit? To apply for a permit, complete an application form by clicking here. How long does it take to get a permit? When your application...

      • Development Control
        How can I obtain Highways advice on a planning / development proposal? The  Development Control Team offer a pre-application advice service on a...

      • Street Naming and Numbering
        The Isle of Wight Council is the statutory authority for the naming and numbering of streets and buildings on the Isle of Wight, however, Island Roads...

      • Disabled Bays
        What do I do if someone parks in my disabled bay? When disabled bays are issued in residential streets, the applicant is informed that the bay is advisory...

      • Permission to place tables, chairs and planters on the highway
        Island Roads no longer processes the applications for tables, chairs and planters on the highway.  Please click the link below to take you to the...

      • Traffic Regulation Orders
        How do I request new single or double yellow lines? Please put your request in writing, stating the location in question and also the reason why you feel...

      • Managing the Network
         This process must identify current and future causes of disruption and collate and consider the timing of planned works or events. An underlying...

      • Road markings and signs
        How do I report an existing sign or road marking that is in need of maintenance? To report a maintenance issue with a highway sign or road marking, call...

    • Investment Works
      Greater attention will be given to street cleaning, local community and environmental initiatives and the overall appearance of the Island by maintaining...

      • Carriageway improvement programme
         The aim is to encourage greater accessibility for all and more importantly, raise the standards of all our roads and cycleways. The smoother surfaces...

      • Footway Improvement Programme
        The new footway surfaces will be smoother, safer and longer lasting. We’ll start by addressing the worst footways on the Island, so not all of the...

      • Street lighting improvement programme
        The lighting will be much brighter and will require less maintenance. We know that street lighting is very important to residents, businesses and visitors...

      • Drainage Improvement Programme
        There will also be 122 minor schemes of: Jetting Surveying (CCTV) Maintaining Replacing broken covers We will need to consult carefully with all...

    • Yar Bridge
      The Yar Bridge Act of 1858 confers a basic Right of Navigation to vessels over that of road traffic. The Isle of Wight Council owns and maintains the bridge....

    • Priority of works
      This has created a sequencing of works and determined the type of treatment required for different sections of road and pavements to bring the network...

    • Highway Flooding
      Flood water on the highway is a nuisance for everyone.  It can be caused by overflow from rivers and streams, badly drained land, blocked ditches,...

    • Body Worn Cameras
      Body-worn CCTV forms part of a Traffic Management Operatives Personal Protective Equipment and is provided solely for Health and Safety purposes. It will...

    • Geotechnical Schemes
      However, due to the changing nature of the Island’s geology, this programme may vary to ensure that we prioritise schemes to safeguard the public. Geotechnical...

  • News
    For all media enquiries, please contact our 24/7 help desk on: 01983 822440 or email info@islandroads.com  ...

  • Forms
    To view a full list of our charges, click here.   A minimum of 10 working days prior to your application start date is required for processing and...

  • IW Foundation
    The Isle of Wight Foundation has been jointly funded by Ringway Island Roads, Meridiam, VINCI UK Foundation and VINCI Concessions who together make up...

    • Successful Projects
      You can read more about individual projects by clicking on the links below which will be updated as they develop over the course of this year: GROW (Giving...

      • GROW (Giving Residents Opportunities & Wellbeing)
        Project: The projects aims to help young people in temporary accommodation by providing IT equipment to enable them to complete CV's, job applications...

      • Isle of Wight Law Centre
        Project: The project is aimed at assisting single, non-statutory homeless people (not in priority needs through the homeless application route with the...

      • Niton Community Projects
        Project: To upgrade the Old School building to provide an area within the community where people can meet, socialise and develop friendships. It is also...

      • Storeroom 2010
        Project: The project is aimed at getting local unemployed people over the age of 18, to learn a trade, show they can complete a course through certification...

      • The Way Forward Programme
        The Way Forward Programme is part of the Isle of Wight based charity Osel Enterprises. The programme supports young people and adults from 12 years of...

      • UKSA (United Kingdom Sailing Academy)
        Founded in 1987, UKSA is a national youth charity offering transformational opportunities to young people. Based in Cowes, the charity focuses on three...

      • West Wight Sports Centre Trust
        Project: The project involves creating an up-to-date training facility from which a large number of workshops, courses and training sessions can be run...

      • YMCA
        Project: The grant will allow YMCA to support individuals or groups of young people aged 19‐25 to participate in a project called YMCA: Futures,...

  • FAQs
    For Resurfacing FAQs click here   For all other FAQs please click on the questions to view the answers...

  • Contact us
    Enquiries Telephone us on 01983 822440 Email us at info@islandroads.com Use our "Report it online function" here   Find us at:  St....

    • Mobile visitor centre
         Next Mobile Visitor Centre to be at Avenue Road, Freshwater. Date to be confirmed and posted as soon as agreed.      ...

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    Blind or partially sighted users If you are blind or partially sighted and would like to change the text size or use a speech browser, we have endeavoured...

  • Contact us
    By Phone Call our dedicated 24/7 help desk number on 01983 822440  In Person Come into our visitor centre at: St. Christopher House 42 Daish...



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