Le Grand Bouet closure is extended again

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LE GRAND BOUET'S closure has been extended again.

Guernsey Water has been undertaking sewer relining work in Le Grand Bouet.

The busy road was originally expected to reopen to traffic at the start of October, but then the work was extended to this Monday.

Now Guernsey Water, which has been undertaking sewer relining work, has requested another week to finish its work.

The road is now not due to reopen until 21 October.

Guernsey Water’s capital deliver manager Mark Walker said they needed the extra time.

'It is with regret that we extend this closure further,' he said.

'The works we are undertaking at Le Grand Bouet are complex, challenging and onerous, involving the removal of a damaged section of cured liner from the sewer. Those in similar businesses will appreciate the restrictions and technical challenges that come with confined space working. The need to undertake these works safely, without undue risk to those working underground in harsh conditions, has been a top priority.'

The utility confirmed that the damaged section of liner had now been successfully removed from the sewer and it is now planning the final section of relining works, which commenced this week.

'Due to the nature of the work, we are required to plan around the weather,' Mr Walker said.

'Guernsey’s wastewater network is very reactive to rain, therefore a weather window is essential to ensure we are not working against flows whilst carrying out the installation.

'We are working closely with Traffic and Highways to ensure the extension does not clash with other closures. We can advise that additional planned works within the area have been deferred in order to limit disruption to islanders.'

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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