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Thursday 29 September 2022

Road Closed!

Thursday 29 September 2022

Do you ever feel like nearly every road in Guernsey is closed, at the same time? Well apparently, at the moment you are not imagining it!

The politician directly responsible for our roads has agreed and said it is partly down to the Fibre roll out project.

Deputy Lindsay De Sausmarez

Pictured: Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez.

Speaking in the States yesterday, the President of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure, Deputy Lindsay de Saumarez gave an update on E&I's work.

"Anyone who's felt that there have been more road closures than usual recently has not been imagining it," she said.

"There's been a significant uplift in temporary traffic management measures in the last twelve months thanks in no small part to the fibre roll out.

"No road is ever closed for fun," she added. "The team process literally thousands of applications each year for various jobs affecting traffic management - from utilities to road repairs and cleaning to special events -and work hard to co-ordinate them to minimise inconvenience to the travelling public."


Pictured: Sure engineers connecting a property to the new Fibre network.

The work to connect the island to a new Fibre network started last year, with the aim of every property being connected within five years.

The multi-million pound project has seen a team of engineers employed to connect homes and commercial premises to the new network.

By July of this year, more than three thousand properties were already on the fibre network. That was around 10% of all premises, with some in each parish connected within that first year of activity.

Overall the project is costing almost £40m with around a third coming the States of Guernsey and the rest through private funding from Sure.


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