Landscaping works continue

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With autumn now upon us the remaining batch of soft landscaping has begun in earnest.

The clearance and eradication of perennial weed growth is underway, preparing the ground for the final seeding and planting works.

The Bincombe junction area, Littlemoor Road and the Park & Ride are the main focus of works, consisting of amenity and agricultural grass seeding and native tree and shrub planting.

There remains approximately three kilometres of hedging to install along Littlemoor Road. This consists of around 18,000 plants, a mix of thorn, blackthorn, field maple, common dogwood and dog rose. These will be planted running adjacent to the footpaths and carriageway from the former site office to the end of the scheme at Chalbury Basin.

Weather depending, seeding will be completed by the end of October, and planting by the end of January – lets hope the snow holds off!

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7 Responses to “Landscaping works continue”

  1. Luke Says:

    Are there any plans to put litter bins next to the bus stops around the littlemoor road area. The amount of rubbish i notice along the verges whilst walking the dog is ridiculous.
    Although clearly some people cant be educated to either take litter home, rather than throw it out the car window or just blatently drop it on the ground.
    Surely putting some bins in place might guide people in the right direction. This could also apply to doggie bags too, rather than seeing them hanging from the hedge rows?

  2. lostockhall Says:

    The speed of vehicles is irrelevant. If they can’t see the wider islands in the dark or fog, they will hit it anyway. 20, 30 or 40 mph.

  3. Luke Says:

    Whats happening to the pond area next to the plylon between jurassic & bincombe roundabouts. i notice its been dug deeper & filled with concrete. Also some large boulders have appeared on site. Was there a problem with it before?

  4. John Jenkins Says:

    Another unnecessary danger on Weymouth’s new roads!
    Why is it that almost all of the new central traffic separater islands intrude so much into the carriageways? The central bollards are well illuminated and very visible but the extended curbs are unexpected and more difficult to see in conditions of poor visibility. I can see that wider islands may be needed at pedestrian crossing points, but at other locations they present a very real danger to car tyres, wheels and suspension if clipped. Older style islands were not like this and yet served perfectly well to separate the traffic lanes. The much wider new style seems totally unnesessary and a real danger to motorists. Why introduce this extra danger? Judging by the black marks on most of them they have already been hit by many vehicles. How many have been damaged? What is the thinking behind these unnecessarily large islands?

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi John,

      The majority of islands constructed as part of the scheme provide crossing facilities, which the width of the islands cater for pedestrians and cyclists.

      With the exception of the central island near Morrisons, which is slightly less than 3 metres due to limited space available, there is a 3 metre carriageway width for vehicles.

      By providing islands that are more prominent and reducing carriageway widths it helps to control vehicle speeds as well as providing a safer crossing facility.

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