Storm Damage Continued – Road closures & Restrictions
We wish to address the concerns and inconvenience caused by the ongoing remedial works required to repair damaged highways resulting from privately owned trees. We understand that this situation has led to restricted access in certain areas and has been a cause for concern among the community. We want to provide you with an update on the current status of these repairs.
The delays in addressing these issues have primarily arisen due to the complexities associated with legal and insurance advice that we recently sought. Additionally, contractor availability has been impacted by the widespread occurrences of similar incidents across the island following Storm Ciarán. We appreciate your patience during this challenging period.
Here are the specific updates on the affected areas:
Rectory Lane: While access to Rectory Lane has been restricted to “road closed, access only,” we have made efforts to reduce traffic impact by moving the granite wall debris to the side, allowing limited access. We continue to liaise with landowners to ensure they comply with highways laws, and mitigate dangers.
La Rue de la Chouquetterie: This road has been closed due to significant asphalt damage resulting from a fallen tree. Signage has been placed to ensure to safety and highway adherence.
Mont de la Rosiere: Asphalt damage has occurred here due to a fallen tree. Signage has been placed to ensure to safety and highway adherence.
Rue de la Hambie: This road has experienced a collapse, and we are in contact with Nathan from Pallot Trees, who is conducting an assessment to determine if the tree’s movement caused the damage. We anticipate an update on this matter shortly.
Patier Park: we are working with contractors to ensure the Park is cleared and made safe, work will commence today (05.12.2023) and will take approximately one week to complete
Jardin du Buttes (Woodland opposite Parish Hall): Currently being dealt with by the Government of Jersey’s Infrastructure and Environment Department
Churchyard: The Churchyard and cemetery grounds are accessible without any known issues.
Hautlieu footpath: The wall repairs to Hautlieu footpath are complete but we need to undertake a small section of tarmac repair to the footpath which is being viewed today (05.12.2023)
Swan Farm Lane: Currently closed due to a fallen tree, We continue to liaise with landowners to ensure they comply with highways laws, and mitigate dangers.
We will continue to monitor and follow up on these situations and will provide timely updates as we receive more information.
Additionally, we are exploring the possibility of submitting traffic management applications (Trafficworx) for these affected roads, which in some cases may result in road closures, however, traffic plan will be in place with diversions.
We appreciate your continued support, understanding, and constructive feedback during this challenging period. Rest assured, we are dedicated to resolving these issues diligently and with the best interests of our community in mind.