*Island Roads Press Release*
Work on the Ryde Transport Interchange project is to enter a new phase.
On Monday, Island Roads crews who have been working on the new footway and cycleway adjacent the Esplanade Rose Garden will begin work to extend the cycle path to the area outside the Ryde Superbowl & LaserQuest meaning the temporary footway and traffic management will be extended.
By the end of the overall scheme, a new signposted cycle route will run the entire length of the Esplanade linking to the existing routes from Ladies Walk to the west and Puckpool to the east.
The cycleway work forms part of a wider project that will see a number of improvements including a new vehicular access to Ryde Pier, a reconfigured bus station as well as new street furniture and planting throughout the Esplanade area.
The project, financed in the main from Government grant, also involves the creation of new public spaces.
Work, which began in April, is currently progressing to schedule and is due to complete next spring
Island Roads, made up of VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway, is working in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council to deliver the highways maintenance service. Island Roads began its contract on 1 April 2013. Ringway is a well-established and experienced highway maintenance service provider in the United Kingdom and has worked on the Island for many years.
The Island’s Highways PFI is financed in the main through a grant of £477 million awarded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council.