The Roads Section would like to advise the public that Market Street, China Lane and Ladder Hill Road will be closed on Tuesday 5 July 2016 from 9am to 3pm to enable the Rock Guards to remove loose rocks and secure the area above China Lane.

The road will be closed near Brick House, the Roman Catholic Church and near the road to St John’s flats. Ladder Hill Road will be closed below the junction with Shy Road (see attached map). Diversion and road closure signs will be in place and as normal only Emergency Services will be granted access.

There is a diversion route for outgoing traffic that will be managed by a one-way system out of Jamestown – via Shy Road and Ladder Hill Road. Those coming into Jamestown will need to travel via St Paul’s, Gordon’s Post and Side Path Road.

Access to the Hospital will be via Side Path and Constitution Hill Roads.

The Roads Section would like to thank the public in advance for their continued understanding and cooperation.

As soon as the area has been made safe the roads will be reopened.

Residents in Upper Jamestown

During the works, residents in Upper Jamestown in properties on both sides of Market Street and the other side of the Run in the area from Brick House up to the Roman Catholic Church – are requested to evacuate their properties from 9am to 3pm. This is a precautionary measure as the Rock Guards will be working in the area.

The Salvation Army Hall in Jamestown will be open from 8.30am as a reception centre for any residents who wish to go there during the period of the evacuation. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Residents requiring assistance to move on the day can either contact the Emergency Planning Department on 25052 (or email or or can contact the Police on 22626.

If the work is completed before 3pm, residents will be informed and will be able to return to their properties.

Road Closure Map


28 June 2016


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