Works completed in Le Grand Bouet

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AFTER being closed for two weeks longer than anticipated, work in Le Grand Bouet has been completed and the road is expected to re-open tomorrow morning [17 October].

Picture by Sophie Rabey. 09-09-19. Road closure at Le Grand Bouet. Lining work in the sewers has been completed and the road is due to re-open at 7am on Thursday 17 October. (26084731)

The road, which was originally expected to re-open to traffic on 4 October is due to be open from 7am.

It closed to traffic on 3 September.

Guernsey Water had been working in the area to reline the sewer and had to extend the road's closure for two weeks to remove a damaged section of cured liner from the sewer before the final section of the lining works could be completed.

Guernsey Water's capital deliver manager Mark Walker said the works undertaken at Le Grand Bouet were complex and technically challenging, involving work in confined spaces.

'The need to undertake those works safely, without undue risk to those working underground in harsh conditions, was a top priority.'

Guernsey Water said it worked closely with Traffic and Highway Services to ensure the extension did not clash with other road closures, minimising further adverse traffic impact.

'We recognise that this was a lengthy and inconvenient disruption for both households and businesses in the area and would like to take this opportunity to thank them most sincerely for their patience and understanding,' Mr Walker said.

'Further, it is pleasing to know that the major infrastructure that this sewer provides is fully rehabilitated and will provide many years of continued use for this essential service.'

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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