Motorists in eastern parishes should plan to reroute over the next five weeks, as a major resurfacing project covering 11,700sqm of road and using 4,000 tonnes of asphalt gets underway.
The Grande Route de Saint Martin project begins at 13:00 today, with resurfacing taking place in phases between Five Oaks and St. Martin’s Church.
The road will be closed in segments to reduce disruption, starting between Les Amis and Maufant Village.
The road’s underlying structure is in poor condition, so contractors will therefore be replacing both the top surface, as well as layers below. Because of the scale of the resurfacing, the road closures will stay in place overnight throughout the project.
Pictured: Resurfacing will take place over five weeks.
Diversion routes will be clearly signposted, and islanders are requested to follow these.
Buses will continue to operate in the area, but some routes will follow the diversions, with some bus stops to be temporarily suspended. A free shuttle will be conducted in these areas, however.
Highway Maintenance Manager, Rob Cabot, stated: “Diversion routes are carefully chosen to make sure that they are suitable and safe for the volume of traffic.
"I would like to remind drivers travelling in the area to please follow the recommended diversions – taking shortcuts can compromise safety, and can cause a disturbance to residents.”
In total, the project will take five weeks, which the government said is about 10,000 worker hours.
Parish roadworks will also be taking place on La Rue de la Croix au Maitre in St. Martin from Monday 22 July.
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