Jersey roadworks cause delays in St Martin

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People living in St Martin in Jersey face road closures and delays as repairs begin on a number of roads.

Les Grande Route de St Martin and Faldouet are part of a 167-mile maintenance project by the States of Jersey.

Motorists have been advised to avoid parts of St Martin as the work begins outside the museum at La Hougue Bie.

Transport and Technical Services will replace damaged manhole covers and resurface parts of the roads.

Transport officials say the work will be done between 09:00 and 18:00 GMT to keep disruption to a minimum.

The work will take five weeks, ending in mid-March and will see about 850m (930 yards) of road strengthened and resurfaced.

In a statement, the transport department said: "As the road is narrow, both sides of the carriageway will need to be resurfaced and strengthened at the same time and the whole road will have to be closed in sections to through traffic."

Jersey's government spends about £4m a year on maintaining roads, £3.2m of which is expected to be spent on resurfacing during 2013.

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