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Road work embargo periods

​Road work embargoes

Part six of The Road Works and Events (Jersey) Law 2016 allows the Government of Jersey or the Parishes as Highway Authorities to place an embargo, or temporary ban on new road works.

When major work involving resurfacing of a road takes place, the Highway Authorities can place the newly surfaced area under an embargo from the date of completion. As from that date, no new excavations (except for emergency works for safety reasons) are allowed, for periods ranging from one year to five years, as described in the table below.

Embargo periods are intended to provide time after completion of major road works, where residents and businesses are not subject to further disruption. They also encourage the road works industry to plan programmes within a tighter period, promote shared working and can help extend the service life of the road.  

Embargo periods

​Carriageway (the part of a road for the carriage of motor vehicles, includes paved cycle tracks)
Five years            
​New construction or reconstruction
​Surface treatments of high visual amenity of a prestige or artisan nature (stone paving, cobbles, sets, or similar surface bonded features, surfaces of special colour).
​Three years

​Resurfacing (overlays and surface dressing).





​Paved road other than the carriageway (footways, footpaths, alleys, passages or promenades, open space such as pedestrian areas or squares)

Five years    

​Surface treatments of high visual amenity of a prestige or artisan nature (stone paving, cobbles, sets, or similar surface bonded features, surfaces of special colour).

One 
year

​New construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (overlay and surface dressing).

Map of embargoed roads

Use this map to look up Island roads which are currently under embargo.

When the map opens, change the view from roadworks to resurfacing by selecting the dropdown arrow on the top left side of the page.

Embargoed roads map

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