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Le Grand Bouet finally re-opens!

Le Grand Bouet finally re-opens!

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Le Grand Bouet finally re-opens!


Le Grand Bouet, which has been closed for six weeks, will re-open tomorrow morning in time for rush hour.

The road was due to open to traffic on 4 October but technical issues prolonged Guernsey Water's works on the sewer.

"Unfortunately the road was closed for two weeks longer than we originally anticipated as we had to remove a damaged section of cured liner from the sewer before the final section of the lining works could be completed," explained the utility's Capital Deliver Manager, Mark Walker. "The works undertaken at Le Grand Bouet were complex and technically challenging and involved confined space working. The need to undertake those works safely, without undue risk to those working underground in harsh conditions, was a top priority."

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Pictured: Le Grand Bouet.

The works on the sewer began earlier this year, when the road was closed for a further three weeks.

"Guernsey Water worked closely with Traffic and Highways to ensure the extension did not clash with other road closures, therefore minimising further adverse traffic impact," continued Mr Walker. "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.

"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."

The road is due to re-open at 07:00 tomorrow morning.

Pictured top: Le Grand Bouet.

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