R2 Project: Rehabilitation Of Field Road – Update

Since our last update on 2 October and the intermittent closure of Side Path Road from 9 October 2023, the contractor has continued to make excellent progress.

Hillside excavation work has currently progressed ahead of schedule. Discussions are now ongoing with the contractor to see if they are able to increase their rate of removing the excavated material from the site. If so then there is a real possibility of being able to shorten the overall construction programme and enable Field Road to re-open ahead of schedule.

To try and help facilitate this, following a request from the contractor, permission has been granted for them to also work on Sundays.

To facilitate this, the Highways Authority has approved the closure of Side Path Road on Sunday, 29 October 2023. Road closure and diversion signs will be in place, with access to and from Jamestown still being available via Constitution Hill Road. With the low levels of traffic generally experienced on Sundays, the contractor will not be implementing any further traffic management measures.

Depending on the progress of works, further Sunday closures of Side Path Road may be considered where this can help works to be completed faster. However, any such closures will be the subject of separate approvals and announcements.

For any questions regarding the Field Road site works, please contact the EDIP Site Supervisor, Mr Chris Williams, by telephone on 67424.

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20 October 2023

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Telephone: 22470
Email: communications@sainthelena.gov.sh