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EXCLUSIVE: WHOOPS! WHITE LINES INCORRECTLY PAINTED FOR OVER A MILE ON BRAND NEW SURFACE

D51fff0a853dc57a87f0eaa0e4015dc8Island Roads have been left red-faced after its contractors painted new white lines on Middle Road in the wrong place – for over a mile.

Middle Road was recently given a fresh new surface when Island Roads carried out its surface dressing treatment on stretches between Carisbrooke and Chessell.

Contractors were then brought in to paint fresh new white lines down the middle of the carriageway, helping to keep motorists in the correct road position.

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However, rather embarrassingly, for a mile-long stretch between Calbourne Water Mill and Chessell Pottery (as was), the lines were painted in the wrong place.

Realising the mistake, the incorrect lines have since been blacked out but they are still visible, especially in the sunshine. It’s thought that they cannot be blasted off the road in the normal way amid fears of damaging the new surface dressing.

Fresh white lines have since been laid down – presumably in the correct place. But it’s noted they appear wider than normal…

A spokesperson for Island Roads has said:

“The lining of a recently resurfaced section of the Middle Road was not to the required standard and we immediately instructed the contractor responsible to take remedial action.

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“We are very disappointed at the service provided and have made our feelings known to the contractor. All the remedial work will be undertaken at no additional cost to the council-tax payer”.

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Paul
Paul
1 day ago

Island Roads criticising another contractor, priceless! Rather like the pot calling the kettle black.

Youssuf Fouad
Youssuf Fouad
Reply to  Paul
19 hours ago

Ridiculous that Island Roads was set up to stop bent people on the council handing jobs to their mates at extortionate rates. We were told that Island Roads would do all of the work and save us money but they are employing contractors to do work, presumably someone’s mates. Just close down Island Roads and put some robust systems in place so the council cannot fleece us.

Tony
Tony
1 day ago

Nobody will notice, many ignore them anyway.

Brian Potter
Brian Potter
1 day ago

How did they mess that up so spectacularly… when there are Cats Eyes in the road. Must have used the same contractors that are digging up the pavements for all this fibre stuff.

Freddie
Freddie
1 day ago

White lines were correct but cat’s eyes wrong ?.

Animal
Animal
1 day ago

That new surface is worse than driving on gravel! Most roads in Iraq are smoother

Brenda
Brenda
Reply to  Animal
20 hours ago

I agree. Perhaps it’s the council’s plan to force cyclists off the road because it’s horrible to ride on.

Gerrard F'aggot
Gerrard F'aggot
1 day ago

Island Toads need to employ staff from the mainland who know what they are doing.
The Caulkhead Numpty’s they employ are thick as ****

Train Driver Rob
Train Driver Rob
Reply to  Gerrard F'aggot
10 hours ago

It was an IOW firm that did the work.

Gerrard F'aggot
Gerrard F'aggot
Reply to  Train Driver Rob
8 hours ago

Hence my point.
Work carried out by Island idiots

Mary
Mary
1 day ago

How often does THAT happen!?

It would be intriguing to know what led to this.
Perhaps breath tests now in order before embarking on such work!

SP83
SP83
1 day ago

Another dangerous road for motorcycles. This nothing more than a cheap quick fix, that stays dangerous for its whole life. How long before a bike crash, that I’m sure most people on here will blame excess speed or an idiot bike rider? I’d rather dodge potholes, than hit big patches of chippings.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  SP83
19 hours ago

Motorcyclists seem to be able to crash withourt any help from the road surface.

Paul the other one
Paul the other one
1 day ago

So Island Roads are not the only cowboys operating on
our Islands roads.
Island Roads have competition.

“Specsavers will be busy”

je7979126@gmail.com
23 hours ago

so is it between carisbrooke and chessell or calbourne and chessell as they are two different sections of the road?

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  [email protected]
19 hours ago

Try reading the article.

Mr Edd
Mr Edd
23 hours ago

If drivers/riders need a middle of the road marker to know there position on the road, they should be drivers/riders

Claire Swainish
Claire Swainish
23 hours ago

Most staff of Island Roads couldn’t recite the alphabet properly so this should be no surprise. If they stopped employing half-wits they might actually make some progress. I suggest that during interviews, they should ask candidates to tie a shoelace correctly in an attempt to set new higher standards…….

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Claire Swainish
20 hours ago

That’s what happens when you employ cheap foreign labour.

Clevor Trevor
Clevor Trevor
Reply to  Paul
18 hours ago

They are actually dopey Caulkheads who are mainly working for
Island Toads

Train Driver Rob
Train Driver Rob
Reply to  Clevor Trevor
10 hours ago

At least residents of the mainland can type without incorrect spacing.

Polly
Polly
Reply to  Claire Swainish
19 hours ago

Not Island Roads staff…..contractors

Old school
Old school
20 hours ago

Not the usual ‘white lines’ island roads managers are used to!

Big Dave
Big Dave
18 hours ago

‘Should have gone to Specsavers’

Steve
Steve
15 hours ago

Why do We only have one Contractor like Island Roads on Isle of Wight.
I would have thought Highways would be here as well.
As They are running the roads in Hampshire and national.

Train Driver Rob
Train Driver Rob
Reply to  Steve
10 hours ago

It was an island firm who did the painting.

robert belcher
robert belcher
9 hours ago

island drivers don’t know what the lines are for anyway

Willow A
Willow A
8 hours ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, sounds about right. Our little tiny island and island toads still can’t get it right. Just gets better every day

Moi
Moi
8 hours ago

FFS!! 😮
Can Island Roads do anything right?

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Moi
7 hours ago

Don’t get me started
They are good at the following

Doing Fcuk all
Smoking and Vaping in vehicles
Farting in vehicles
Eating and drinking in vehicles
Looking at magazines in vehicles
Texting in vehicles
and sitting overlooking the sea

Work output is shite, excellent wages.

dippyskippy
dippyskippy
7 hours ago

Why does this not surprise anyone that has to suffer from the work these morons do? Alum Bay New Road was meant to be closed for a few weeks, that ended up being over a month. Copse Lane in Freshwater was meant to be a few weeks at the und of May – it’s still closed and probably won’t be open until the end of July! They surface dress the Undercliff at Niton – a road hardly used and now this. Totally incompetent. When will there be a proper investigation into these idiots? As someone else said, get rid and get mainland companies in.

 

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