B36 (Jersey)

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From:  La Fontaine
To:  Red Houses
Via:  Jersey Airport
Distance:  2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Meets:  A12, B42, B43, B25, B45, A13
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B36 La Fontaine - St Brelade
Faded green signage for the B36

The B36 is a very important route on Jersey, as it serves the island's airport. It is perhaps a surprise that it isn't an A road, but it is the next best thing - a 'Main' B road, meaning it is signed in the primary-like green and yellow mostly reserved for A roads on Jersey.

The route starts at a roundabout on the A12, the main route to/from the island capital of St Helier, and heads west. Car dealerships sit opposite a garden centre in a very British manner, but then after passing the B42 heading south, the airport perimeter is reached, lined with the local flying club and car parks. Another roundabout gives access to the airport itself, with more car parking leading up to the terminal building. The B36, however, turns south, past a large nursing home complex and curves around the perimeter of the airport.

The road alignment throughout is good, giving the impression that this is a new road. However, the airport dates back to 1937, so it is not clear if the road has ever been moved. It is known that when first opened, the road from Quennevais crossed one of the grass runways with traffic controlled by traffic lights. However, this situation did not last long, with the airport being reconfigured during the German Occupation, so it is not clear of the location of this crossing point.

As the road turns south once more, it passes another large car dealership marking the northern edge of the St Brelade urban area. A long straight run then leads down through Quennevais to the crossroads at Red Houses where the route comes to an end opposite the B45. Along this straight, the road crosses a bridge over the former Jersey railway line, now a popular cycle route and walkway.

B36 (Jersey)
JunctionsRed Houses (Jersey)
PlacesSt Brelade • St Peter
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