Work has started this week on linking the new Bincombe Bumps Roundabout into Littlemoor Road.
This section of the road will have a 40mph speed limit, and it is important that the visibility on the new link and for traffic turning out of Turnstone Close is good.
The entrance to Turnstone Close is currently in a small dip, so work is now starting to raise the level of Littlemoor Road in this area.
The work is being carried out in three stages:
- Raise the levels on the north side of Littlemoor Road while traffic uses the southern half of the existing road
- Three-way temporary signals in use due to the Turnstone Close junction being in the middle of the works section
- Icen Lane will be closed at its current access, where it crosses the relief road, and connected into Bincombe Bumps Roundabout. This will happen before the opening of the main carriageway
- Littlemoor Road traffic will be routed around Bincombe Bumps Roundabout, however, signals will still be needed on Littlemoor Road while it is built up in the Turnstone Close entrance
- Pedestrians will need to use the footpaths on the southern side of the road
- Work will switch sides of the road to now build up the southern half of the road while traffic uses the new northern half. Signals will still be required
- The footpaths on the south side of Littlemoor Road will be closed and pedestrians will have to use the paths on the north side of Littlemoor Road or use Turnstone Close and the new steps up onto Littlemoor Road Bridge
Unfortunately the bus stop near Turnstone Close will be removed for the duration of the works.
Passengers will have to use the bus stop outside of the Co-op or the one to the west of the bridge.
New bus stops will be created once the works are completed; the stop for Weymouth will be to the west of Turnstone Close and the return stop from Weymouth will be to the east of the junction. A central refuge will assist crossing the road near Turnstone Close.
The new southern footpaths and the bus stops will be opened once the work is finished, towards the end of March.