Work in August


Park and Ride roundabout (large version)

August is a key month for the project – final drainage is being put in, and we aim to have the tarmac in place from the Ridgeway to Littlemoor bridge by the end of the month.

We will have finished Chapel Lane bridge, Southdown Ridge bridge and Lorton Lane bridge (apart from the final planting of trees and shrubs, which will all start in early winter). We’ll also have finished all the work that can currently be done on the Ridgeway bridge.

Work is well underway on the remaining four roundabouts for the scheme, and the picture shows the smallest of these – the roundabout leading to the Park and Ride.

We’re also finishing major earth moving for the project. ‘Mount Lodmoor’, the large pile of earth you can see in this picture, is the final cover layer for Lodmoor landfill and the Park and Ride site.


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6 Responses to “Work in August”

  1. Richard Says:

    When will the Chapel Lane bridge be opened?
    Will the new bridleway across to Icen Lane/Bincombe open at the same time?

  2. Richard Says:

    Why has the section of cycleway opposite the Winterborne Monkton turn not been completed? The bits either side are finished but that bit has been left out.

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Richard

      Most of the cycleway other than this section is constructed on top of solid ground in the area, either clay or chalk. The section you ask about is at the top of a steep bank of ground made up of stones and rubble from an old wall. Before completing this section of the cycleway we have to put in a retaining structure, which we will start to construct shortly.

      • dave Says:

        How soon is shortly

      • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

        Hi Dave,
        We hope to complete this section of the cycleway before Christmas this year, however this is dependant on other work in the area as we are still very busy working on the main carriageway. The whole scheme is programmed to be completed in Spring 2011.

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