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Asphalt shortage puts Havre Des Pas roadworks on hold

Asphalt shortage puts Havre Des Pas roadworks on hold

Thursday 27 January 2022

Asphalt shortage puts Havre Des Pas roadworks on hold

Thursday 27 January 2022

The resurfacing of Havre Des Pas has had to be put on "pause" due to technical problems at Ronez asphalt manufacturing plant.

Havre Des Pas was closed to all traffic earlier this month to enable the works, as well as the installation of raised tables and pedestrian crossing improvements.

The road was due to remain closed for approximately seven weeks as the works were carried out.

Following this, a number of road users took to social media to decry the "absolute carnage" it had caused, with some reporting being stuck in resulting traffic for up to an hour as a result.

With this latest development, which has left the team without the plant's supply of asphalt, the Government said said they were working on contingency plans to limit delays, and that certain parts of the work would continue.

They did not give a date for when normal operations would begin again.

A Government spokesperson said: "We have been made aware of technical problems at Ronez's asphalt manufacturing plant, which means they are currently unable to supply asphalt for the Havre des Pas resurfacing project.

"While some work on the road can continue, the main resurfacing element of the project will need to be paused while we wait for asphalt manufacture to restart. The road will remain closed for safety reasons.

"The project has, to this point, run to schedule. The site team are working on contingency plans to limit delays and the consequent impact on the public."

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Posted by john garner on
Not the best idea to start any job if you are not sure to be able to finish it
Posted by Scott Mills on
hhahahahahhahahhahhahahhah ohh please the comedy must stop, my stomach muscles....hope they using the "correct asphalt". Still crying with laughter
Posted by Keith Marsh on
is this yet another ploy to Close the road.
Would never put such an idea past this lot.
Posted by Richard Lock on
If they hadn’t insisted on installing twenty traffic calming measures between the White Horse and Green Street the job would have been finished by now. Was the ambulance service consulted over the totally unnecessary multiple speed humps in a 20 mph zone ? Did the Parish roads committee really agree to this total carve up ?
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