Weighbridge taxi rank temporary move to North Beach car park at end of January 2014

December 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Water

The taxi rank at the foot of Le Truchot and the Weighbridge roundabout beyond where Guernsey Water will work in January 2013 to alleviate future surface water flooding (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The taxi rank at the foot of Le Truchot and the Weighbridge roundabout beyond where Guernsey Water will work in January 2014 to alleviate future surface water flooding (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Water‘s forthcoming project at Le Truchot to alleviate surface water flooding will incorporate 18-hour daily working and the repositioning of the taxi rank.

Starting from 14 January 2014, contractors Geomarine will work from 6 am until midnight each day for the first two weeks of the project in order to get the work on and around the Weighbridge roundabout completed as quickly as possible.

The decision to extend the working hours was taken after consultation with the States of Guernsey Environment Department on the best way to reduce traffic disruption in the area.

Work on the roundabout is expected to be completed by 26 January 2014, then excavations will begin in the taxi rank area at Le Truchot.

The rank will be moved to the front row of the North Beach car park, and working hours will reduce to 7:30 am to 6 pm until the anticipated completion of the project on 7 March 2014.

Andrew Redhead, Director of water services, said “with a project of this nature it is challenging to find the best way of eliminating inconvenience to different groups of people, but with the extensive consultation we have carried out with relevant bodies, particularly with the Police, Taxi Drivers’ Federation, CT Plus and the Environment Department, we believe that this is the best solution.

We will do all we can to reduce noise issues during night working, and will be keeping residents and businesses in the area fully informed about what is happening on the project.”

The project, which involves installing a new surface water sewer from the bottom of Le Truchot to connect to an existing sewer under the Weighbridge roundabout, is a highly important one for Guernsey Water and St Peter Port, as it will reduce the risk of foul water flooding that was experienced by four commercial properties in the area back in September 2012 after heavy rainfall.

Customers that are directly affected by the works will be sent letters giving them more information about the works.

More information on the project can be found on the Guernsey Water website.

 

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