Work will be starting later this month on a major drainage project that will considerably reduce the risk of flooding in the north of town.
The area around West Centre has flooded in times of particularly heavy rainfall. This was because the drainage system could not cope with the sudden high volume of water. This £5.6m scheme has been developed by Transport and Technical Services (TTS) and its contractors to increase the capacity in the drainage system and separate rain water from the foul water sewers.
Following on from the preparatory work which has been undertaken earlier in the year, contractors will be on site from 22 October. The majority of the works will be carried out in a dedicated area in the southwest corner of Ann Court Car Park and it is anticipated that they will be complete by December 2013. An overflow chamber will be constructed in the road at the junction of Phillips Street and Providence Street, which will require the closure of that junction and some local traffic diversions. This part of the works should be complete by March 2013.
From 22 October, approximately 80 car parking spaces at Ann Court Car Park will be taken over as temporary contract work space until the finish of the contract in December next year. To compensate for this loss of parking, at the same time, approximately 30 public parking spaces will be made available in Charles Street and 45 public parking spaces will be available at the old Ann Street Brewery Site, which can be accessed from St Saviours Road.
TTS and their contractors will keep any disruption to a minimum, but there will be minor traffic restrictions which will be notified on the www.gov.je website and relayed through the media.