02 September 2019
Motorists travelling in the south east of the island are being advised to expect delays this month, as a resurfacing project is due to start on Longueville Road on Monday 9 September.
The project will involve resurfacing at the junction of Longueville Road and Rue Saint Thomas, and will include repairs to the underlying layers of the road.
The first stage of the project is expected to take two weeks, with the work taking place during the evenings and on Sundays to minimise disruption.
Traffic will be affected on the following dates:
- Monday 9 September to Friday 13 September from 7pm to 11pm – Lanes will be closed, so drivers should expect delays
- Sunday 15 September from 9am to 8pm – the junction of Longueville Road and Rue Saint Thomas will be closed, and drivers will be diverted
- Monday 16 September to Friday 20 September from 7pm to 11pm – Lanes will be closed, so drivers should expect delays
- Sunday 22 September from 9am to 8pm – the junction of Longueville Road and Rue Saint Thomas will be closed, and drivers will be diverted.
Reconstruction work will also be taking place to the eastern end of Rue Gros within the Rue des Pres Trading Estate from Monday 16 September to Friday 20 September. Drivers travelling through the Trading Estate on these days should also expect delays.
Rob Cabot, Highway Maintenance Manager, said: “The underlying layers of Longueville Road at the junction with Rue Saint Thomas are beginning to disintegrate, so it is important that we carry out this project. We will need to remove 150mm of the road’s structure, adjust the levels of manhole covers, and replace the tarmac in two layers which will take two weeks. We will then add a high friction surface to the top of the tarmac in October, once the tarmac has weathered.
“We are carrying out this stage of the works in the evenings and at the weekends to avoid disruption for school and commuter traffic. We have also waited until after the summer holidays, to minimise the impact on the nearby hotel. I appreciate that there will still be some impact on road users, and I would like to apologise for any disruption and thank islanders in advance for their patience.”
During the Sunday closures, access to Longueville Manor Hotel will be from the west of the junction, access to Rue des Pres Trading Estate will be from the east only, residents of Rue des Pres will only be able to access from the south, and residents of Rue Saint Thomas will only be able to access from the north. Updates about the project, and details of diversion routes, will be available at gov.je/roadworks.
The second stage of the project – the addition of a high friction surface – is expected to take place four to five weeks after this first phase is completed. Further information will be issued when a date for the second stage is decided.