Jersey roads to see cut in speed limit to 30mph

Speed limit sign
Image caption The maximum speed limit in Jersey is 40mph

A number of roads in Jersey will have their speed limit reduced from 40mph to 30mph from Friday.

Transport minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said the changes should reduce the risk of accidents on those roads.

The request to change the speed limit came from the authorities in each of the six parishes.

Deputy Lewis said: "The speed of traffic in these areas was causing road safety concerns. Safety is one of my key priorities."

Roads will be changed in St Clement, St Helier, Trinity, St Lawrence, St Brelade and St Peter.

The transport department said they would be placing speed limit signs to show people where the new 30mph limit was in place.

The roads to be changed are:

  • In St Clement, on La Grande Route de St Clement the section between Le Hocq Lane and the Parish Church
  • In St Helier and Trinity, the section of La Grande Route de St Jean from just north of the St Helier Parish Depot to the existing Sion Village 30mph speed limit
  • In St Lawrence, all the roads making up the Carrefour Selous built-up area, including a section of La Grande Route de St Laurent
  • In St Peter, La Grande Route de St Pierre from the northern limit of the existing 20mph past M&S as far as the junction with Rue des Pointe
  • And in St Brelade, the remaining section of Mont les Vaux, the length of Route de St Brelade, and a 40m section of Route de Genet to include Woodbine corner, as well as Pont du Val and most of La Route de Francfief.

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