09 July 2008
As part of the Weighbridge re-development work new traffic signals are currently being installed by Transport and Technical Services at the junction of the Tunnel with Commercial Buildings, St Helier. Subject to weather conditions the new signals will be switched on on Thursday 10th July. The new signals will include pedestrian crossings with facilities for disabled users and will feature high intensity, low energy lamps with low power consumption control equipment.
Guy de Faye, Minister for Transport and Technical Services, said, "The existing traffic signals are 23 years old and have reached the end of their service life. We have taken the opportunity to replace and upgrade these signals in conjunction with the works which have recently been completed at the Weighbridge."
The completion of the work will involve some disruption to traffic outside of peak hours, while the road markings are painted. Marking of the zebra crossing on the eastbound lane will require the temporary closure of the tunnel eastbound but this will take place between 05.00 and 06.00 on Thursday morning.
Temporary signs will be positioned to warn motorists of the changes and all road users are requested to take extra care while they become familiar with the changes.