Guernsey Press

Contraflow during Red Lion cable repairs

A FAULT in an electrical cable has led to emergency roadworks at Les Banques.

A contraflow has been put in place while repairs to an electrical cable fault are carried out. But Traffic & Highway Services has warned that temporary lights will be put in place if drivers ignore the 15mph speed limit and endanger workers. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31765897)

The works, close to the Red Lion roundabout, have led to a contraflow being put in place.

Traffic heading to Town is being shifted via a coned lane to the other side of the carriageway, with northbound traffic using part of the traffic lane which is normally used to turn into the Grand Bouet.

Two-way traffic was flowing freely yesterday morning as works began, but Traffic & Highway Services has warned that temporary signals will be introduced if the 15mph speed limit between the roundabout and Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop, is not adhered to, putting the workforce at risk.

‘It will be appreciated that the use of temporary signals will lead to extended delays on the inter-harbour route, therefore drivers are urged to drive safely and courteously through the area to avoid the use of temporary signals,’ said a T&HS spokesman.

Drivers are also asked to give way to buses exiting the depot close to the roadworks, who may find their ability to manoeuvre restricted by the narrow carriageway.

Staff from the bus company will assist with traffic management at peak times with the use of stop/go boards.

A short section of the cycle path will also be closed with cyclists asked to observe the dismount and remount signs on either side of the works area.

The works are expected to last until late next week, but exact timings will depend on how long it takes to find and repair the fault.

The one-way system for traffic in the Grand Bouet, which is stopping traffic entering the road from the Red Lion roundabout, is due to be in place until Friday 17 February.