17 October 2019
The first section of a major project to resurface Rouge Bouillon road will begin on Sunday, 27 October with the section between Queen’s Road roundabout and the junction to Drury lane, being completely closed to traffic until 3 November.
The work is taking place during the autumn half term to reduce the impact on residents, pupils and parents at Rouge Bouillon, La Pouquelaye and Springfield schools.
Highway Maintenance Manager, Rob Cabot said: “We understand this road is a major traffic route, and a significant part of the St Helier ring road. However, following investigation it is evident that the road is in urgent need of repair.
“We appreciate that closing the road fully for 8 days will cause disruption, but it means the contractor can work more efficiently to complete the job in a shorter time period. We thank the public for their understanding during this time and apologise for the inconvenience.”
Road users will need to follow the diversion routes, or use alternative roads for the 8-day closure. Diversion routes will be signed, but drivers are asked to plan their journeys to avoid the area if possible. During this time, residents and businesses have been offered alternative access arrangements and temporary parking.
On Saturday, 2 November La Pouquelaye will not be accessible from Rouge Bouillon.
Rob Cabot said: “Due to the Summerland development site nearby and the need to install new utility connections and the requirement for Jersey Water to renew water connections in Rouge Bouillon, the project has been split in two sections so that we can work more efficiently with utility companies to minimise disruption.”
The second and final section of the project will therefore take place during autumn half term 2020 and run from Queen’s Road roundabout to Saville Street.
Up to date information on the progress of the work will be available on the Government of Jersey webpage: gov.je/roadworks. This webpage will include a series of maps which will provide information for local residents which details routes to their properties when work is being undertaken.
Information on changes to the bus service will be available at, libertybus.je or phone the information desk on 01534 828555.