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Direction and Give Way signage, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18273.jpg
Direction and Give Way signage, St.Helier Jersey

Direction signage and Give Way sign on the A6 road in the centre of St.Helier. You could see the roads are pretty narrow here! This is part of a gyratory that forms the St Helier Ring Road system.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Direction signage in St.Helier, Jersey

Example of direction signage on the A17 road in St.Helier. This road will become the A3 a bit further down as it heads to the east, through suburbs to the coast and the village of Gorey. It is quite interesting to note that the "A" road signs here are not green, despite this being on the main route from the East to the West of the island.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
A rogue non-British style direction sign, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18276.jpg
A rogue non-British style direction sign, St.Helier Jersey

Found this non-British style direction signage which would be frowned upon in our DfT headquarters. The sign looks a bit Singaporean to me!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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A2 / Victoria Avenue, St Lawrence, Jersey

The western end of the dual carriageway the A2, in the parish of St Lawrence. This area is known as Bel Royal. Before this junction there is a "Filter in Turn" (where the D2 road becomes D1), however it largely operates as a Merge in Turn found elsewhere. At the end of this road there is an interesting junction. Traffic must turn left coming off the Avenue despite the junction being a crossroads (to stop users going through the built up areas on the A1, which become congested with traffic from the North of the island).

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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A2 Victoria Avenue in St.Helier Jersey

The A2 Victoria Avenue is Jersey's only dual carriageway road. This is looking westbound towards St Aubin. Since this photo was taken, the avenue median has been widened and lights replaced,

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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The Esplanade becomes Victoria Avenue in St.Helier, Jersey

The A1 Esplanade becomes the A2 Victoria Avenue straight ahead as the A1 turns off to the right at this junction. There used to be a roundabout at this junction. The "right phase" of this junction is fairly useless, since most traffic wishing to use it can access the same routes via the A1.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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A1 Esplanade, St Helier Jersey

The lower part of the Esplanade (hidden from view on the right) was by-passed by a new relief road years ago. The A1 now on the relief road on the left, after emerging from the underpass, curves round joining the upper part of the Esplanade seen right ahead.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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St.Helier Tunnel, St.Helier Jersey

The A17 road goes right through a tunnel under the rocky terrain of Fort Regent saving drivers from the nightmare of going up and down steep hills! It also prevents traffic from needing to fo through the centre of town (allowing many roads to be pedestrianised).

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
A1 "Route de la Liberation" underpass, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18284.jpg
A1 'Route de la Liberation' underpass, St.Helier Jersey

The Route de la Liberation itself is a relief road built to by-pass the southern Esplanade as it heads into town. But it seems unable to stop the usual rush hour jams! The relief road eventually joins up with the northern Esplanade beyond. The roundabout interchange provides easy access to the harbour for the ferry and the boat marina. The traffic on the eastbound heads towards the Tunnel where D3 becomes S2

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
Give Way sign on traffic island, St.Helier, Jersey - Coppermine - 18285.jpg
Give Way sign on traffic island, St.Helier, Jersey

I don't know if it is quite normal to find a tiny Give Way sign mounted on a bollard!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
Yellow Give Way markings, Georgetown, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18286.jpg
Yellow Give Way markings, Georgetown, St.Helier Jersey

Give Way markings in Jersey are usually painted in yellow instead of white probably to mark the Jersey government's determination to prove the island is not part of the UK officially. It is in fact to do with the fact that give way lines in Jersey are marked by a yellow transverse line.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
A "Green Lane" marker sign, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18287.jpg
A 'Green Lane' marker sign, St.Helier Jersey

A Green Lane is a road designated as priority for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders which a mandatory 15mph speed limit is applied.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Direction signage, Georgetown, St Saviour, Jersey

Example of direction signage in St Saviour. The stuff on the road sign has clearly been stuffed in in an effort to cut corners (no DfT oversight in action)

Edit: The sign has thankfully since been replaced with a much more spaced out and clearer sign.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Direction sign in St.Helier Jersey

Pretty much the same design as those already found in the UK.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Mulcaster Street, St.Helier Jersey

Mulcaster Street, at the heart of St.Helier town centre, shows how narrow the street is even a Pelican crossing is provided instead of a Zebra meaning it is very busy during peak hours.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Traffic island on a gyratory system, St.Helier Jersey

I am unsure if this is normal for UK standards because the kerbs on this traffic island got white stripes which I haven't seen this anywhere in the UK.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
Warning signals for fire brigade and police, St.Helier Jersey - Coppermine - 18295.jpg
Warning signals for fire brigade and police, St.Helier Jersey

Warning signals for the fire and police services as there is a police station just down the road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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A1 'Route de la Liberation', St.Helier Jersey

A view of the A1 relief road and the underpass. Funny to see decorative lighting and palm trees on the roundabout above!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Traffic lights in St.Helier Jersey

Example of Siemens Helios (CLS LED Mk2) traffic lights without hoods at a junction in St.Helier.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Pelican crossing in St.Helier Jersey

It appears Dorset is not the only council to have installed bare galvanised steel poles which this recently upgraded pelican, by the Jersey government, also received the same poles! Signal head: Siemens Helios CLS LED Mk2

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Pelican crossing in St.Helier, Jersey

A pelican crossing on La Rue de Masurier just outside the Co-op 'Grande Marche' superstore. Note the lack of zig-zag markings. Signal head: Siemens Helios LED Mk1

Update: Zig Zag Markings have now been installed at this crossing.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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Toucan crossing at St.Helier harbour, Jersey

This might be Jersey's only toucan crossing found at the entrance to the ferry port and Waterfront marina. Signal head: Peek Elite

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 04, 2008 by DorsetWay
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A 'Jersey style' (white) bus stop marking on A3 in central St Helier (needs repainting after a patching)
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A roundabout sign on B79, St Helier with a patch over one direction of the sign due to a road being made one-way (as explained by the sign further along)
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The A9 in rural St John facing eastbound
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Jersey Island Plan 1986 showing proposals for the new roads and bus station in the reclamation. The proposals included keeping the Esplanade to its original alignment and constructing a new mega roundabout with an underground multistorey car park in the centre. The Esplanade east of Castle Street would be one-way to serve the new bus station, located at the old abattoir, with the A1 travelling along its modern aligment towards the Tunnel. In the end, a new relief road and grade separated roundabout was constructed. The underground car park was constructed a bit further south and a surface car park was built between the relief road and the old A1.
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The A1 at its underpass in St. Helier, Jersey heading towards the Tunnel (A17). Taken from the Port Roundabout. The road here frequently gets backed up in the centre lane with traffic heading through the bottleneck S1 to the east. Ahead a unique 'Allow buses to merge' can be seen, buses will come down the slip road to the left and need to be in the centre lane to travel east through the Tunnel.

 

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