Driving into Weymouth on the A354 you can see the ‘black-top’ being laid in the Ridgeway area.
Thanks to the current good weather, around 1,000 tonnes a day – 50 lorry loads – of black-top is being put down.
Between five and seven tonnes of material is needed per linear metre.
For the relief road – including roundabouts, side roads, park and ride and footpaths – that’s around 70,000 tonnes (3500 lorries) in total.
While this material is being laid through Ridgeway, chalk stabilisation is being carried out through the Chapel Lane area.