Final surface


Work will begin next week to lay the final road surface on the road between Ridgeway to Icen Lane. Although this covers nearly two miles and three lanes, our contractors, Hanson are confident this work will take just over a week to complete, weather permitting.

The new road surface has been specifically designed to reduce road noise and the spray coming from vehicles in wet weather. This means visibility will be better for drivers, and they will have more grip on the road.

Skanska have cleaned the surface of the road ready for the surfacing work to begin. They’re continuing to progress the drainage work at Jurassic and Bincombe Bumps roundabout and further work is being undertaken to install safety barriers and complete the verges.


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9 Responses to “Final surface”

  1. Geoff Says:

    Are you also planning to resurface the ‘old’ stretch of road between the Preston roundabout and the new Littlemoor road? At the moment it is quite a mess after all the recent water-works.!

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Geoff,

      Consideration is being given to this.

      Samples are due to be taken this week to determine the thickness, which will enable the resurfacing to be costed.

      Once costed, a decision can be made as to whether there are sufficient funds available.

  2. Paul Says:

    Will you be re-surfacing between the top of the releif road on Ridgeway, and the roundabout by the football stadium?

  3. gail Says:

    When will you be opening the road?

  4. Brian Tingay Says:

    Are you also able to tell me what grade of tarmac they will be using? And whats the estimated lifespan of this tarmac before it will need resurfacing?

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Brian,
      The new road surface is Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) which helps to minimise road noise. Whilst the road construction has been designed to last 40 years plus, the surfacing will loose its skid resistance in time. It is likely that some form of surface treatment will be required in around 15 years time.

  5. Brian Tingay Says:

    Hello all, cannot wait to drive on the new road. Lets hope the weather holds up so they can get it sorted. Big up to Skanska for all there fantastic efforts

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