The resurfacing project on the airport roads is due to finish on time, and as some areas of the road were in better condition than originally thought, it is significantly below budget. TTS has therefore decided to extend the resurfacing works further towards Red Houses.
The original scope of the project included resurfacing and strengthening work to Avenue de la Reine Elizabeth II and Avenue de la Commune from Beaumont Hill roundabout to Le Clos Saut Falluet. This will be complete by Friday 27 April 2012. The surface condition of these roads was very poor, indicating the surface course needed replacing through resurfacing. The defects on the surface also suggested that there were issues with deeper layers. After further investigations, less of this material required replacing than originally estimated which is why the original works are below budget.
These savings will now be used to extend the resurfacing works to the end of L’Avenue de la Commune and Route des Quennevais to Quennevais Drive. This section of road was also in poor condition, but budget restrictions meant that it could not be included in the original project. As there are a large number of nearby residences, it has been decided to carry out the work in the daytime from 9.00am to 4.45pm.
This new phase of the project will commence on 1 May 2012 and be completed by late May 2012. There will be no access onto L’Avenue de la Commune from Pont du Val for the duration. A webpage providing information to members of the public and updates on traffic management has been available throughout the project (www.gov.je/travel/roads)
Major stakeholders have been consulted with respect to this new phase of works, including the emergency services and Jersey Airport.
All businesses along the route will remain open as usual. Although Transport and Technical Services and the contractor, Le Sech (Asphalt) Ltd, will be doing their utmost to minimise disruption, these essential highways maintenance works will cause some delays to motorists and disturbance to householders. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.