Media Release from Traffic and Highway Services:
Date: 1st March 2017
New filter to be installed at Longfrie/Rue St Pierre crossroads
A new filter-in-turn will be installed at the Longfrie/Rue St Pierre crossroads on Sunday 5th March, weather permitting.
The installation is the next step in efforts to improve safety at the junction, following on from recently completed work to increase visibility for vehicles exiting La Rue St. Pierre.
Reducing approach speeds along La Route de Longfrie, and improving overall visibility, is crucial in order to limit road traffic collisions at the junction.
Through the installation of a filter-in-turn, which relies on all drivers approaching the junction to do so slowly and with care, it is anticipated that safety at this junction will be improved.
Traffic and Highway Services has been liaising closely with the Constables of St Pierre du Bois and Guernsey Police – both are supportive of the new measures.
Additional temporary signage warning of the new junction layout, along with the provision of temporary flashing speed warning equipment on approach to the junction, will be used to remind drivers of the maximum 25mph speed limit that is already in place.
As per existing policy, all new filters are initially installed on a 12 month trial basis.
Issued by: Deníse Quevâtre, Personal Assistant to the Chief Secretary
Tel: 01481 234567 (ext 2381)