Despite some heavy showers good progress has been made on site during the last couple of weeks. The lighting at the Jurassic Roundabout and Bincombe Bumps roundabout is nearing completion and is being tested. Also the top soiling of the areas around the roundabouts is well advanced.
Most of the signs around the roundabout have been erected including the direction signs with the publicly chosen roundabout names.
Rabbit fencing is being used in many areas to protect the plants. This avoids the need to protect each individual plant within a plastic tube. This is considered to be the best solution where there is reasonable density of plants.
Last week the side slopes of the Southdown Ridge were hydro-seeded as shown in the picture below. This was added to with hand sowing of a local mix of wild flowers seeds. The seed is mixed with a special coloured mulch which helps the operate to identify what areas have been sprayed and also helps with the germination.
Next week the road around the roundabouts will be cleaned up ready for final surfacing.