The Island is changing

Improving the Island's highway network

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 around 300 kilometers of highway Islandwide from the busiest main road to the quieter rural roads. This year alone, we are aiming to improve a further 100 kilometers. We are also responsible for the maintenance and management of this constantly improving network, undertaking functions including winter maintenance, street sweeping, amenity grass cutting, verge maintenance, gulley cleansing and operating the CCTV network.

It is the largest engineering project ever undertaken on the Island and as well as making major highway improvements, we are also boosting the economy by creating jobs and millions of pounds worth of trade for scores of local businesses.

With around 200 Island employees, we are also active in supporting the local community through our volunteer programme and also the Isle of Wight Foundation – made up of partners behind the PFI – which has donated around £250,000 to local good causes.

This website contains information on the Highways PFI, the work we have undertaken and what remains to be done. There are also many functions you can perform on line such as seeing when your road is due to for improvement and reporting defects such as potholes. You can also find answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about the project.

We also provide regular updates about our work and other traffic issues as they happen via our Twitter feed. Please follow us using the Twitter icon on the control panel above.

In order to give an overview of the project, why it is needed and what benefits it is bringing, we have also produced a short information film which you can view below.

If you have any comments or queries about our service then please contact us on or via telephone 01983 822440.


Click here to view our current works programme.


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Click here to view last month's compliments.


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