About the project
As part of the ongoing highway maintenance by Infrastructure and Environment, the Esplanade’s carriageway is being reconstructed between the junction with Gloucester Street and the junction with Peirson Road.
The project is split into 4 sections and each section will be constructed during the school holidays. To minimise the disruption to traffic 2 lanes in each direction will remain open during the project.
We will implement a contra-flow system and provide diversions within the local area. The contra-flow system will be implemented and will remain in place 24 hours a day for the duration of the project.
Schedule of work for all sections
|Section 1 (completed)||Completed October half term 2021||Lane 1 and half of lane 2 westbound carriageway|
|Section 2||October half term 2023||Lane 3, half of lane 2 and right turn lanes westbound carriageway|
|Section 3||Provisionally October half term 2024||Lane 3 and half of lane 2 eastbound carriageway|
|Section 4 (completed)||Completed October half term 2022||Lane 1 and half of lane 2 eastbound carriageway|
Section 2 from Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October 2023
The area of work will be the remaining half of lane 2 and lane 3 of the westbound carriageway between Gloucester Street and Peirson Road, as well as the right turn lane into Kensington Place.
Map of the Esplanade resurfacing work area
|Monday to Friday||7.30am to 9pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||9am to 9pm|
Due to the contra-flow system, all traffic is prohibited from turning right from the Esplanades westbound carriageway on to Kensington Place, Peirson Road, or to la Route de St Aubin (St Aubin's inner road).
As a result diversions are in place to maintain access. These diversions are as follows
Diversion Route 1 (For Kensington Road, Peirson Road, or to la Route de St Aubin)
The diversion is along Victoria Avenue to First Tower and right turn on to la Route de St Aubin (St Aubin's inner road) back on to the esplanade for Kensington Place/Peirson Road, Cheapside, The Parade and Gloucester Street.
Peirson Road and Kensington Place diversion route
Diversion Route 2 (Patriotic Street car park)
The diversion route to Patriotic Street and the General Hospital when coming from the east is Route du Fort, Route de la Liberation, Castle Street roundabout, Castle Street, Esplanade, Anley Street, Seaton Place, Patriotic Place.
Patriot Street diversion route
Access to the hospital and Patriotic Street car park
Allow additional time to get to the hospital during the works as delays are expected.
Access to hospital and Patriotic Street car park is maintained:
- from the west use St Aubins Road, Peirson Road, Cheapside, The Parade and Gloucester Street
- from the east use Route de la Liberation, Castle Street, Rue des Mielles and Seaton Place
Check the diversion maps above for more details.
Access to businesses
Access to businesses will be as usual.
To access Kensington place from the east use the diversion via First Tower.
There is minor disruption to the bus service.
Find more information on LibertyBus.