On Tuesday 12 February 2013, resurfacing work will commence on La Route de la Hougue Bie and continue for five weeks until mid-March 2013. This scheme forms part of ongoing maintenance to 167 miles of States of Jersey highway by Transport and Technical Services.
Approximately 850m of La Route de la Hougue Bie will be strengthened and resurfaced from the junction with Princes Tower Road to just beyond the junction with La Rue du Carrefour au Clercq.
All asphalt roads require regular maintenance. This normally involves removal of any failed lower layers and replacement of the surface. If damaged or worn, manhole covers and frames are replaced and reset.
Transport and Technical Services has appointed Pallot Ltd to undertake the contract, following a competitive tender process that considered price as well as resources, programme, traffic management arrangements and personnel.
As the road is narrow, both sides of the carriageway will need to be resurfaced and strengthened at the same time and the whole road will have to be closed in sections to through traffic. To minimise disruption to road-users, the works will be undertaken weekdays from 9 am to 6.00 pm, outside morning peak traffic times. Motorists will be diverted along Les Grandes Routes de St. Martin and Faldouet.
Details about the project and updates on traffic management are available online (www.gov.je/travel/roads).
Major stakeholders have been consulted, including the emergency services. All businesses along the route and the diversion routes will remain open as usual.
Transport and Technical Services will be doing their utmost to minimise disruption and delays to motorists and any disturbance to householders and apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused by these essential infrastructure maintenance works.