20 November 2019
The Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis has signed a Ministerial Decision to approve pedestrian safety improvements to La Route Orange in St Brelade.
In a public consultation last year, 75% of nearby residents who took part in the consultation, said road safety in the area near La Moye School needed to be made safer for pedestrians. After further investigations, improvement options were drawn up and islanders had the chance to give their views at a second consultation. The preferred option has now been signed off by the Minister.
Deputy Lewis said: “After a thorough review of the area by road safety specialists, as part of the Safer Routes to School Scheme, these works will improve the safety of the area which is used by students and residents. The improvements align with the Council of Minister’s strategic priorities including, putting children first, improving islander’s wellbeing and protecting the environment.”
The road between La Moye School and Les Creux Country Park will see a range of facilities introduced to provide safer walking routes for students and residents including:
- changing the part-time 20mph limit to a permanent 20mph zone
- improving gateway features on entering and exiting the area to highlight the area as one where pedestrians can be expected
- raised table zebra crossing at La Moye School and at Les Creux
- the creation of a virtual footway (a footway flush with the carriageway with a different coloured surface and bollard protection from La Moye garage to Le Clos Orange)
- footway widening at La Moye School and close to the entrance of Les Creux
- removal of a bus lay-bye to accommodate the crossing close to Les Creux entrance