Around and about Littlemoor

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Jurassic Roundabout (large version)

The new Jurassic Roundabout is shaping well, and is also a handy location to store drainage pipe as work continues to put in drainage and balancing ponds for the Littlemoor area.

This picture, taken looking south, shows how traffic can link onto Littlemoor Road (the route to the left of the partly formed roundabout) or onto the relief road passing under Littlemoor Bridge (the route to the right).

The roundabouts will be landscaped, planted and have the signs put on them after the road surfacing around them is finished.

Surfacing in the Littlemoor Gap is going well, and you can see the edge of the tarmac under Littlemoor Bridge to the right of this picture.

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4 Responses to “Around and about Littlemoor”

  1. Luke Says:

    Does anyone know when the pedestrian link from Littlemoor bridge to the lower end of Turnstone close will be opened. Does the disabled access need to be completed first?

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Luke,
      The path will be opened shortly after the new roundabout is complete and opened to traffic at the end of this year or more likely early next year. Work will then commence on the ramp connection. Until such time as the ramp is complete disabled pedestrians will have to continue to use Turnstone Close.

  2. Jim Says:

    Why was this done as a round about and not slip roads.

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Jim,

      Various junction configurations were considered at the planning stage, including options with slip roads.

      A junction with slip roads would take up far more space, and in order to get a full grade separation (without the need for vehicles to turn across an opposing traffic flow) the main line of the road would have had to have been moved eastwards to provide space for the slip road on the west side. This would have resulted in the road being even closer to the Woodpeckers and would have required the demolition of Wayside and Icen Farm.

      The scheme as designed does have a dedicated left turn lane for those travelling from Weymouth to Dorchester that skirts the edge of the roundabout (Jurassic). There is also a slip lane for those travelling from Littlemoor to Weymouth that merges with the main flow.

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