14 March 2016
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is resurfacing St James Street after the Easter weekend in the school holidays.
On Tuesday 29 March from 9am until 4pm on Friday 8 April, there will be a full road closure to allow the resurfacing to be undertaken. Diversion routes will be signed, buses will be rerouted along the diversion route and there will be a temporary bus stop in Clarence Road. There will also be temporary traffic calming measures on the southbound diversion route on Pleasant Street due to concerns over potential speeding. Pedestrian access through the road will be maintained and the businesses in the street will remain accessible by foot, however, pedestrians should take extra care when walking in the area.
Ageing road surface
St James Street is in much need of resurfacing. It is a very busy road which now has a poor ride quality due to the ageing road surface and utility trenches. DfI has programmed the resurfacing to take place after the many recent utility company excavations. The work will cost just under £150,000.
DfI has a three to four year programme to resurface the ring road (including St Saviour’s Road). The majority of the future resurfacing will be scheduled during school holiday periods and is being programmed in liaison with the utility companies to minimise the impact on the travelling public.