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Drivers encouraged to use South Hill route

29 October 2013

Drivers travelling eastwards after the morning rush hour are being urged to use South Hill as an alternative route to the Tunnel. This route is available from 9.30am until 7am the following morning while Mount Bingham remains closed to traffic.

Between 7am and 9.30am on weekday mornings the traffic flow is reversed and the route is open to cars heading west. This route is now very well used by more than 700 motorists.

Alternative route could reduce journey time

Traffic observations have shown that, particularly from mid-afternoon onwards, a long queue of eastbound traffic forms from the Esplanade for the Tunnel. Many of these drivers are heading for Mont Millais and the east. Their journey time would be reduced if they were to use the Commercial Buildings road, South Hill, Green Street and, after 3pm, Havre des Pas. This route bypasses the queue for the Tunnel.

Mount Bingham remains closed for essential work to stabilise the rockface.

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