SIX months of traffic disruption in Trinity came to an end yesterday with the reopening of the eastbound lane outside the parish’s first-time-buyer homes.
A section of Rue es Picot has been reduced to westbound traffic only since 10 October while work took place to build a retaining wall after the bank beneath the new homes in Le Grand Clos, opposite the Trinity Arms, became unstable.
The £600,000 project has come in on budget and eight weeks ahead of schedule.
Eastbound traffic has been diverted along Rue de la Petite Falaise and up Route du Bouley but now traffic can travel in both directions past the pub.
Trinity Constable Philip Le Sueur said he was delighted that the work had been completed early.
He added that the newly created pavement at the base of the dressed granite wall would make it far safer for pedestrians, including residents of the nearby retirement homes.
Mr Le Sueur said: ‘Our contractor, Brenwal, has done a fantastic job, having had to work through some pretty awful winter weather at times. I am very pleased with the finished result.’
The £600,000 cost has mostly been funded by Trinity ratepayers, who approved the expenditure at an Assembly last July.