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News Centre > Friday 11 October 2019

Le Grand Bouet closure to be extended for a further week

Le Grand Bouet Sewer - CCTV footage

Guernsey Water has confirmed that its current sewer lining works in Le Grand Bouet have been delayed and an extra week closure is required to facilitate completion of the works. The road, which was expected to reopen to traffic on the 14th October, is now scheduled to reopen on the 21st October.

Mark Walker, Guernsey Water's Capital Deliver Manager said: "It is with regret that we extend this closure further, the works we are undertaking at Le Grand Bouet are complex, challenging and onerous, involving the removal of a damaged section of cured liner from the sewer. Those in similar businesses will appreciate the restrictions and technical challenges that come with confined space working. The need to undertake these works safely, without undue risk to those working underground in harsh conditions, has been a top priority."

The utility confirmed that the damaged section of liner had now been successfully removed from the sewer and it is now planning the final section of relining works, which commenced today (Thursday 10th October).

"Due to the nature of the work, we are required to plan around the weather. Guernsey's wastewater network is very reactive to rain, therefore a weather window is essential to ensure we are not working against flows whilst carrying out the installation."

"We are working closely with Traffic and Highways to ensure the extension does not clash with other closures. We can advise that additional planned works within the area have been deferred in order to limit disruption to islanders" said Mr Walker.

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