New Highways Service Shared at Island Roads Roadshow

Island Roads is made up of VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway and is working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council to deliver the highways maintenance service from 1st April 2013. Ringway is a well established and experienced highway maintenance service provider in the UK and has worked on the Island for many years. 

Island Roads is a local business, employing local people to provide a highways service which reflects local priorities.  Island Roads will deliver the full scope of the Highways PFI and, from April next year, will begin upgrading, enhancing and maintaining the Isle of Wight’s 803km of rural and urban roads, 767km of footways, 12,068 street lights, 209 bridges and structures, cycle ways, public car parks, signage, CCTV and street furniture. 

On Tuesday 6th November the first of a series of Parish and Town Council Roadshows took place at the Council Chambers in Newport. This event provided Residents, Businesses and Members of the Public an opportunity to learn more about how Island Roads will be managing the highway service and what it will mean to them.

The Island Roads mobile Visitor Centre was on site for people to drop in and chat with members of the Island Roads team. This mobile Visitor Centre will be seen across the Island as it is used at Roadshows, events and at local schools

David Gibby, Island Roads Mobilisation Director, said, “This is a really exciting time for us as we start to mobilise the highway maintenance service on the Island. We have been working for nearly three years with the Isle of Wight Council and local organisations to develop our proposals and now we have a real chance to explain the new service to local people.”

The next Roadshow will be taking place at the Sandown Bay Academy with local Parish and Town Councillors in the Sandown and Shanklin area on Wednesday 14th November. Further Roadshows will follow in January in Ryde, West Wight, Ventnor and Cowes, visit our website (www.islandroads.com) and/or local press for further details.  The mobile Visitor Centre will be at Sandown Bay Academy from 4pm, with the main presentation starting at 6pm.

ENDS

Editors’ Notes:

Full details will be available on the Island Roads website – www.islandroads.com, which goes live on 6th November or by email on info@islandroads.com

About Island Roads

Island Roads is a partnership between the Isle of Wight Council, VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway. Operating under the Island Roads brand they will provide the highway services for the next 25 years

About VINCI Concessions

VINCI Concessions is a private-sector company focusing on public-private partnerships. Part of VINCI Group, VINCI Concessions designs, finances, builds, operates and maintains transportation infrastructure and public facilities that foster economic development and growth in leading global markets

About Meridiam Infrastructure

Meridiam enables organisations to procure and manage the infrastructure essential to the development of local communities.  Meridiam participates at the core of a group of partners created to deliver infrastructure projects. Meridiam’s investors comprise a diverse mix of long-term institutions, including public and private pension funds, life insurers and multilateral banking organisations.

About Ringway

Part of the Eurovia Group, Ringway aims to deliver excellent customer service and operational performance in the safest and most sustainable way possible.  The company provides a comprehensive range of integrated services – from routine and winter maintenance to manufacturing and installation of signs, production and laying of roadmarking materials and specialised surfacing.

These capabilities have been honed over 30 years of sustained growth in the UK.  Ringway is a champion of the EFQM business excellence model and LEAN thinking, and we are committed to the highest standards of Corporate Social Responsibility.  For more details, visit www.ringway.co.uk