By a County Press reporter
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
MORE than £1 million has been invested in a new winter maintenance headquarters and a fleet of gritters for the Isle of Wight’s winter roads operation.
The depot at Stag Lane has been built by Island Roads on the site of the former Isle of Wight Council highways maintenance depot and will house six new gritters, three back-up gritters and the Isle of Wight’s road salt supply.
Around 50 staff will be based at the depot which will also be home to Island Roads’ gully emptying and street cleansing teams.
New equipment will enable water collected during gully cleansing to be recycled and the six new gritters will spray the salt with brine before it is spread on the carriageway, helping it to stick to the road and reduce dust.
They have also been fitted with satellite tracking so residents can follow their salting routes, via the Island Roads website.
Under the new contract an additional 15 per cent in road length will be treated than previously undertaken.
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by Billy Gruff
7th November 2013, at 06:34:50
Just a quick question to Luke... you seem to know alot in the engineering side of thing so could you tell us what type of experience you have in itThank you!!
by roger mazillius
1st November 2013, at 19:04:25
Just to say sorry to the poster known as "Woodworker" who is being told by certain anonymous idiots elsewhere that he or she is in fact me using that pseudonym. Well whoever that person is, it is not me!
by Den Young
1st November 2013, at 17:12:21
what happened about place road cowes they said it was a sub standard job and were going to replace it, bet it doesn't happen.
by john hanson
1st November 2013, at 12:45:37
Yes Roger the give a good image if nothing else
1st November 2013, at 12:22:44
Thanks John. Yes, not a particularly auspicious start in some places but now hitting their stride with many compliments about more than just road re-surfacing.
1st November 2013, at 10:18:03
Wake up Roger ihave you seen the results of some of the roadworks
1st November 2013, at 08:55:23
Ok Den, but just think about it - why should anyone be so concerned at postings on that site, which do not conform to his/her personal agenda, to suggest that I am posting those comments? Either way, pretty pathetic imo and what does it really matter as he/she is not even using their real identity!Actually illustrates just how worthless most of the postings are on that site, mainly back-biting and general ****iness because they can shelter behind anonimity with a few honourable exceptions.
31st October 2013, at 21:10:47
think you hit a nerve there Albert
31st October 2013, at 18:57:56
A 25 year contract by new contractor who of course is investing in new plant and equipment from the outset. All of that was anticipated in the final contract and is financially sound. Why use old which would be in parts at least unreliable and need replacing anyway!The reports I am getting well support Luke's posts.Certain professional moaners ply their trade mainly on other social network sites where they can spout anonymously the most ridiculous tripe about the PFI and the fact horror of horrors that those providing the massive programme and the finance for it, will actually be making a profit! Do they expect, them to do it for love?Some poster calling him/herself Albert Street has actually decided, I am told, that I have made posts on one of those sites under a pseudonym! Well Albert(ina), I have not, will not and suggest you visit a mental health facility quickly before you and the rest of your pathetic colleagues lapse into persecution mania
31st October 2013, at 10:17:48
you wouldent have thought they had 20 yrs experiance looking at some of the resurfucing thats been done yes ive been involved in civilengineering for 30 yrs and you do not put down over a foot of tarmac on a road
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