Road opening – update

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The earliest date that the main carriageway will open is Thursday 17 March.

This is the date the project team are currently on programme to hit.

However, the remaining work – such as surfacing and white lining – is weather dependent.

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15 Responses to “Road opening – update”

  1. C Says:

    Well its finally happened – the first “token” shopping trolley from the Co-Op dumped in the alleyway that leads from the steps from Littlemoor Bridge down to Turnstone Close. How many more will we get of these, plus any other delights as far as rubbish is concerned!!!!!

  2. C Says:

    Re: Your comments on the lights from Littlemoor Road to Turnstone Close. I was actually asking why the columns have been put in place on the pathway at the back of Turnstone Close where you use the steps from the Littlemoor Bridge to access Turnstone Close. There still appears to be no lighting which is very dangerous at night.

    When will this work be done.

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi C,

      Thanks for clarifying which columns, it had been thought they were finished and working but this is clearly not the case.

      Apologies for this, the contractor who is on site has been tasked with getting them operational as quickly as possible – hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

  3. C Says:

    When will street lights be put it for the pathway that leads from Littlemoor Bridge to Turnstone Close.

    At the moment it is summer time so its okay during daylight hours, but after dark it is dark and dangerous and not safe without lighting.

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi C,

      Thank you for your comment. It has been passed to our engineers to investigate.

      The lighting columns that are already in place should have been lit – in which case there may be a fault which will be resolved as soon as possible.

      The lighting columns from the steps along the old Littlemoor Road to the entrance of Turnstone Close on Littlemoor Road are not yet installed and are not programmed to be erected until late June / early July 2011 due to earthworks operations and a replacement footpath to construct before we can install these.

  4. C Says:

    1) For here on in – will the buses on Littlemoor Road have to go off and then go back on the littlemoor road via the roundabout.

    2) What will happen with the Skanska caravan site one with relief road work is complete. Will it go back to farm land. There have been rumours of a petrol station going on it.

    3) The Littlemoor Gap sound barriers – are they supposed to keep the sound “in”. From Kestrel View you can hear the traffic – whereas before the road was open it was very peaceful

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi C,

      1) Once work has finished on the Bincombe junction and it is open to traffic we expect that the number 10 and 31 bus will use this route onto the relief road, otherwise any bus that uses the section of road between the Littlemoor bridge and the Co-Op will have to use the new Bincombe Bumps Roundabout.

      2) The site office land will eventually be returned back to the landowner. Any change in use of the land would be the landowner’s decision, and would be subject to a planning application.

      3) The environmental barriers are designed to help contain the road noise and reduce the impact on nearby properties, however, residents close to the new road are likely to experience an increase in noise levels.

  5. Wendy Says:

    Where and when will we get information about the proposed shuttle bus for Dorchester Road passengers to link with the new road bus stops for Weymouth and Portland?

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi Wendy,

      We’re still talking with the bus companies to find the best way to ensure that Upwey residents continue to have a bus service.

      As soon as we have the details we will put them on this blog and drop notices into the local businesses.

  6. Will Edginton Says:

    Littlemoor Road road-bridge where the old roundabout was – I notice the central white line has been painted and now leads east-bound traffic into the wall. If an accident occurs there, and that white line is regarded as a contributory factor, I wreckon the construction company is leaving themselves open to prosecution. Please remove that new white line until you are ready to remove the wall.

  7. Laura Says:

    Perfect timing! My dad has been commuting to work via Dorchester for the last 18 years and the road is planned to open the day before he retires. Oh well I just hope it makes a difference to my commute.

  8. John New Says:

    Excellent, well done all.

    Now let’s all push for the Rodwell/Wyke bypass to Ferry Bridge, Portland!

    Fully concur with Stuart. Time to finish the Weymouth by-pass.

  9. Stuart Morris Says:

    Excellent, well done all.

    Now let’s all push for the Rodwell/Wyke bypass to Ferry Bridge, Portland!

  10. Chris Says:

    Opening on St Patrick’s Day? Brilliant! 🙂

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