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New Street and New Cut: public realm scheme

About the project

We need to resurface New Street and New Cut, but this scheme will offer a higher quality public realm than just replacing what’s already there. 

New Street and New Cut will have a new look and feel, with space for people to move about freely or to st​op and enjoy their environment. 

We'll make vehicle space and pedestrian space more obvious and lower traffic speed.

Improvements will feature:

  • inviting, attractive, quality spaces to visit and spend time
  • comfortable, safer area for walking or cycling
  • new paving and​ surfacing 
  • new planting and seating
  • new street lighting
  • improved safety - vehicles will no longer need to turn around and come back out into Burrard Street
  • New Street as a designated area for people with disabilities, buses, servicing and other specified purposes
  • a one-way street for vehicles, keeping two-way for cycling​​

These works are part of the Government of Jersey’s adopted Public Realm Strategy for the town centre.

New Street and New Cut public realm scheme exhibition banners​

Entrance to New Street from Union Street

Coming from Union Street, the restricted nature of New Street will be made more apparent by a change to a paved street. 

This area will only be for:​

  • unloading
  • Blue Badge holders
  • journeys to / from private property
  • authorised vehicles

Permitted vehicles must give way to pedestrians when entering this section of New Street.

There will be improved paving and tree planting near Mange Tout and around the Blue Badge parking layby.

Central space outside De Gruchy and St Paul’s Church

The speed table in this location will be refreshed, with high quality granite paving, extending to the Georgian House’s gate, creating a plaza feel and reflecting the setting of the historic buildings. 

Vehicles will no longer turn around at Next / Voisin, the street will run one way only (except for cycling), towards Library Place.

From Next to King’s Street

This area will have better-defined laybys and surfaced in granite setts, for unloading and Blue Badge minibus parking. 

A new raised pedestrian crossing will be added at the entrance to Next. 

New trees, planting and seating will enhance the character of the area.

King’s Street to New Cut

A new raised table across the junction of New Street and King Street will indicate where pedestrians have priority over vehicles.

New Cut will be repaved in high quality granite.

Project timeline

The construction programme will aim to:

  • avoid peak summer months
  • avoid the Christmas shopping period
  • keep access to the street for deliveries, Blue Badge parking and private access during the works
  • minimise disruption and ensure up to date information for people and businesses
Taxis and buses will not be able to access New Street / New Cut during the construction period (Sept 2024 to June 2025).

We will do the works in 5 phases:

Extent of works​
​Phase 1
​September to November 2024
​New Cut
​Phase 2
​November to December 2024
​Union Street junction to the De Gruchy end of the Blue Badge parking
​Phase 3
​January to February 2025
​Junction with King Street (new table crossing with pedestrian priority)
​Phase 4
​March to April 2025
​De Gruchy / St Paul’s Church speed table
​Phase 5
​May to June 2025
​Voisins / Next to Sure, including unloading and minibus bays

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