1987 to 2000 Traffic flow and road improvements (FOI)
1987 to 2000 Traffic flow and road improvements (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 March 2021.
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A number of changes to traffic flow were made in the early 2000s to change traffic in the Cordon Area of St Helier and on the St Helier Ring Road. As shown in States Assembly report P.115/2001.
I would like to request:
The original report(s) on the improvements to the Ring Road between 1987 and 2000, specifically the Springfield and Wellington Road gyratory systems and the Gloucester Street / Cheapside one way system, but also any other improvements to the Ring Road that occurred during this period.
i) The original report(s) associated with the decisions to alter traffic flow around Union Street, and the junction with Union Street and the Parade, including, if possible, any public leaflets issued to inform the public specifically about this change.
ii) Information about the previous traffic management in this area that the Street Life programme replaced. With these,
I don't request all reports / files associated with these improvements, only the reports that the States or Government hold that initially detailed the changes with regard to the improvements mentioned and the final plans that were implemented.
Some of the information you have requested is already accessible to you by other means and it is therefore exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information Law.
The policy framework for the Ring Road improvements were set out in the 1987 Island Plan. The plan itself was preceded by a Survey and Issues Report. We understand both documents should be available for you to view at the Public Library.
You may also be interested in these documents which are available at the Library:
Island Plan V2 (1986) – Ref J711.3 (a copy also available at Highlands College)
Island Plan V2 (1987) supplement – Ref mark J711.3
St Helier: Gas Works area: Urban design brief – Ref J711.4
The Library’s online catalogue is available for you to view at the following link:
Where documents that have not yet been added to the Library’s catalogue and you will need to visit in person to review the separate index held, in order to locate further documents that you wish to view.
The Public Services Committee (‘PSC’), as the Island’s strategic highway authority with responsibility for traffic management, approved the changes to alter the traffic flow around the Union Street area. The PSC Propositions to States Members and decision minutes are available to view on the States Assembly website at:
We have also located some additional documents that may be of interest to you:
Union Street, St. Helier – purchase of land (P.139/2001)
Union Street, St. Helier – purchase of land (P.139/2001): comments (P.139/2001 Com.)
St. Helier Ring Road – deferment of works (P.115/2001)
St. Helier Ring Road – deferment of works (P.115/2001): report (P.115/2001 Rpt.)
Casa Melita, Green Street, St. Helier: compulsory purchase (P.122/1992)
Springfield, St. Helier: compulsory purchase of land (P.121/1992)
In addition to the above we have carried out an extensive search of Government records, including those located at States of Jersey Archive and in our own paper Archive at La Collette, using various combinations of search criteria.
Attached to this response are copies of documentation that we were able to retrieve within the 12.5 hours allowed for responding to Freedom of Information requests.
Personal information within the documents has been redacted in accordance with Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
Doc 2 Actual report 3 options 18.12.1985
Doc 5 Greffe 12.12.1995
Doc 6 Proposition & report 16.07.1988
Doc 10 Navarimo compulsory purchase 27.11.1985
Doc 11 Greffe re Navarino 8.10.1986
Present Traffic Problems 1982
Traffic Plan report 1982 draft 2
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