Thursday 29 October 2020
Traffic and Highway Services would like to advise road users that the traffic management systems on St. Julian's Avenue are likely to remain in place until mid-November, due to an extension of the works being carried out by Guernsey Electricity.
Due to the location of the works, traffic will continue to be controlled past the site by way of temporary traffic signals and the bottom section of Candie Road is closed to traffic. An alternate route via Brock Road and Doyle Road is signposted.
With the recommencement of the school term next week, traffic volumes are expected to increase and so drivers should allow more time for their journeys through the area and where possible consider using a suitable alternative route.
Importantly, the signalised pedestrian crossing area is closed to pedestrians, who should use other safe crossing points away from the works area. For this reason it is recommended that both drivers and pedestrians use extra care when passing through the area and comply with any traffic management in place.
Drivers should not stop between the temporary traffic signals, as this will impede other road users as the signals change.
A spokesperson for Guernsey Electricity has provided the following statement:
"Following a fault discovered at one of our substations on St Julian's Avenue earlier this month, Guernsey Electricity has been working to replace the critical infrastructure.
Our team of engineers started on Wednesday 21 October and are working extended hours in the week and over weekends to complete the works with minimum disruption to customers and the community.
However, following excavations to link the replacement equipment to the existing infrastructure, we will now need to extend further into the road to connect to the network. We have therefore requested that States Traffic & Highway Services maintains the current traffic management systems for a further two weeks so we can finalise these important works.
The substation on St Julian's Avenue is critical in supplying electricity to a large number of domestic properties and businesses. Whilst supplies are currently secure, it is essential that the station becomes operational again to provide further security for customers in the wider St Peter Port area, especially through the winter months."