Vale Road re-opening
Phase two of Guernsey Water's £3 million investment to improve drainage in St Sampson's is now complete.
This phase has involved replacing 235 metres of the existing sewer along Vale Road, increasing its size and storage capacity to prevent flooding in the area.
The pipework for the new sewer on Vale Road was completed in mid-February and Guernsey Water's contractors worked hard to ensure that the two remaining manhole chambers were finished, all properties were connected to the new sewer and the road resurfacing was completed in time for the projected completion date of 5 March.
"We recognise that this road closure was very inconvenient to many residents and motorists and would like to thank them for their patience and cooperation during this vital work. We hope that islanders can understand and appreciate the need for the investment in this key infrastructure to maintain our wastewater assets that provide such an essential service," said Guernsey Water's capital delivery manager, Mark Walker.
"We are pleased that after a long and complex project the work on Vale Road is now completed and the road has re-opened.
"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our contractors, Geomarine, and their sub-contractors for their continued hard work, perseverance and positivity throughout the project in the face of some very difficult rain and then frosty weather conditions. Their assistance to residents throughout the project has been very much appreciated."
The work is part of a wider sewerage infrastructure programme to help alleviate issues of flooding and pollution in the St Sampson's area. When all the work is complete in late 2018 or early 2019 significant operational benefits will be seen from the network.
Phase three, upgrading existing gravity sewers around Summerfield Road and La Hure Mare, will continue with these roads closed in sections until late summer and phase four, the St Sampson Harbour pumping station refurbishment, will begin in the autumn. It is expected to be complete around the turn of the current year.