Sea monsters, birds, bumps and rocks

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Veasta Roundabout linking to Manor Roundabout (large version)

Over 900 votes were cast over two weeks to decide the names of the new relief road roundabouts.

The winning names are:

  • Jurassic Roundabout
  • Bincombe Bump Roundabout
  • Veasta Roundabout
  • Harriers’ Roundabout

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

The advance signing and the roundabout name signs will now be ordered and will take around six weeks to be made.

The signs will go up during the last stages of construction work, just before the road is open, to ensure that they don’t get damaged.

You can read more about the winning names in the press release.

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4 Responses to “Sea monsters, birds, bumps and rocks”

  1. Royalcastletown Says:

    I’ve lived here for 40 years and its always been called Bincombe Bumps. I must agree with MarkG, singular does sound rather odd. There are after all 5 bumps(I think).

  2. Stuart Morris Says:

    The name Veasta is a con. It is not an ancient name, and bears no relation to any old Dorset mythology.

  3. MarkG Says:

    Shouldn’t it be Bincome BumpS (as there is more than one, and calling it singular sounds rather odd).

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Mark,

      The name Bincombe Bump was submitted by local primary school children, chosen for the shortlist by the judging panel and voted for online by the public.

      None of the names submitted for the competition were edited during this process.

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