Elizabeth Avenue’s road to be realigned and footpaths added
TRAFFIC could run smoother along Les Banques with the introduction of a new traffic detection system.
Designs for a realignment of roads and footpaths on Elizabeth Avenue that have been submitted to the Development & Planning Authority contain adjustments to the area, including traffic detection loops and ducts to help with the flow of traffic when approaching traffic lights.
The application, which was made by ComProp, had the plans submitted to realign Elizabeth Way by project architects at Lovell Ozanne.
Proposals are said to be an addition to the Admiral Park development, with the redesign to widen the roads by making the footpaths narrower being made due to a lack of land available on the southern side of Elizabeth Avenue, which is said to have an effect on the adjoining junction.
‘The right-turn bay into Admiral Park site from Elizabeth Avenue is to be retained,’ it states.
‘To achieve this, in conjunction with the widening of Elizabeth Avenue, the two-lane approach to the Les Banques/Elizabeth Avenue junction is shortened.
‘The two-lane approach is shortened to around 70m., which is sufficient to accommodate the expected queues at the junction, around 45m long.’
In addition, a new bus shelter has been proposed.
The design aims to improve traffic conditions on Les Banques and lead to more simplified walking and cycling routes.
A site-wide travel plan coordinator, who will guide site tenants on the best way to manage traffic, will be put in place. However, the office tenants on the part of the site known as Project Indigo, are still not known, meaning further travel plans will need to be included once they are. The TCP will be in place for the first three years before the role is transferred to a site manager.
An estimated start date for the realignment work has been given for March and it is due to be completed by mid-2021.
Proposals for the Admiral Park development land use include 7,355 sq. m. of office space, 2,372 sq. m. for the cinema, 400 sq. m. gym space, 252 sq. m. for restaurants and cafes, 1,325 sq. m. for homes and 3,593 sq. m. for the hotel.
n Any comments on the application are to be submitted to the Development & Planning Authority by 24 January.
The planning application can be accessed from reception at Sir Charles Frossard House.