Temporary closure of New North Quay Road
From Port of Jersey,
13 November 2017
Ports of Jersey is required to close part of St Helier's New North Quay to pedestrians and vehicles on Saturday 18 and Saturday 25 November 2017 while essential installation work is carried out as part of the major project to replace the existing warehouse roofs.
The road closure affects the area running alongside the Old Harbour and as a result pedestrian access to the Marine Leisure Centre, Sailor's Rest Café and Skateboard Park will be from the St Helier Marina side of the quay only.
The work will involve the installation of the metal protective canopy that will be placed over the existing roof scaffolding to allow work to be carried out. Due to the size of the completed structure (measuring approx. 2,080 sqm) the canopy will be installed in sections by crane over the two days.
Vehicle access to the permit only car park in front of the Maritime Museum is unaffected as is the short stay car park area in front of the marina shop, often used by 'Learner' drivers. However, drivers are being warned of some traffic delays along the New North Quay approach road adjacent to the Steam Clock while the overhead crane is moving.
Work is due to take place on the two Saturdays between 7am and 4pm (subject to weather conditions). Vehicles parked overnight in the closed area cannot exit during the works period.
This is one of the final stages in the enabling works programme, which will see scaffolding and protective netting placed around the canopy to protect the upper parts of the buildings. The major works programme includes the removal and disposal of existing roof slates, battens and felt. Repairs and lining will also be made to existing guttering.
The Maritime Museum will remain open on Sundays throughout the works project, which is due for completion by the end of March 2018, in time for the start of the main holiday and boating season.