On Saturday the Dorset Echo ran an article stating that the relief road is currently £2m under budget – which is not true.
We do not anticipate any underspend on the Weymouth Relief Road, which is currently within budget and on schedule. (There is still a long way to go!)
Dorset County Council has recently informed the South West Council that the Weymouth Transport Package for the 2012 Games is currently estimated to cost £16m – which is £2m lower than previously estimated.
However, this is not (and will not be) considered an underspend as the scheme hasn’t been funded yet!
Welcome to the intricacies of local government finance!