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Changes to speed limits approved

25 September 2018

​New speed limits will apply on roads in Grouville and St Helier following the signing of a Ministerial Decision by the Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis.

The changes, which were requested by the parishes following parish assembly meetings, will mean reductions to the following speed limits: 

  • all roads within St Helier ring road - 20mph (St Helier ring road will remain 30mph)

  • roads in the Havre des Pas area - 20mph

  • Gorey Village - 20mph

  • Grouville Coast Road - 30mph

The changes are part of an island-wide review of speed limits being carried out under the Road Safety Action Plan which was introduced by the former Department for Infrastructure at the end of 2016.

All Jersey’s speed limits will be reviewed by the end of 2019 with the aim of improving road safety and making sure that the setting of speed limits is consistent across all parishes.

Deputy Lewis said: “This is the next step in our ongoing programme to review speed limits in Jersey and I look forward to being able to sign similar decisions for other parishes over the coming months.”

Now that Deputy Lewis has approved the Ministerial Decision, officers will draft the necessary legal changes to alter the speed limits. They are expected to come into force early next year, once the law has been amended and road signs have been changed.

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