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Dorchester Road temporary lights

October 20, 2011

From Tuesday 25 October there will be temporary traffic lights on Dorchester Road just to the south of Manor Roundabout.

The lights will be in place for around five days, although we hope to complete the works sooner.

Where possible, the traffic lights will be removed at the end of each shift.

There will be a signed advisory diversion route along Mercery Road during the works.

Work is being carried out to realign the kerbs from the side road to improve the turning movement for vehicles exiting the cul-de-sac and to complete the pedestrian island.


Landscaping works continue

October 17, 2011

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.


Canberra Crescent

October 13, 2011

The junction tie-in at Canberra Crescent is nearing completion.

Work on the road will be finished tomorrow, however for safety reasons the junction will not reopen to traffic until Saturday afternoon so that the footways can be completed.

Canberra Crescent update

October 7, 2011

The closure of Canberra Crescent is being extended to Friday 14 October.

Work has been progressing well this week, however a lot of services have been found in the area which has caused some delays.

The county council hopes that the work will be completed by the end of next week.

The closure is required for safe construction of the junction tie-in to the new Littlemoor Road.

Apologies for any inconvenience and disruption caused.

Canberra Crescent closure

October 4, 2011

The junction of Canberra Crescent and Littlemoor Road in Weymouth closed from yesterday morning (Monday 3 October 2011) to enable Dorset County Council to complete the junction tie-in to the new Littlemoor Road.

The county council hopes that the work will be completed this week so that the junction will be open for the weekend.

Littlemoor Road update

September 20, 2011

The works along Littlemoor Road have been progressing well. Works of this nature are always fiddly and complex as you have to maintain access and tie into the existing layout.

A substantial amount of kerbing and surfacing has been completed. In addition, drainage and ducting for electric supplies to lighting and signing has been put in.

Works still to be complete include:

  • The link to Louviers Road (east), which is currently being carried out under temporary traffic lights
  • The link to Canberra Crescent
  • The remaining sections of footway/cycleway
  • Tidying up the completed links to accesses and side roads

The works are due to be completed towards the middle of October, although there will be some remedial works to complete in the following months.

Two towns mass cycle

September 20, 2011

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Two Towns Cycle Ride to celebrate the opening of the new cycle route between Dorchester and Weymouth, constructed as part of the Weymouth Relief Road. 

In spite of the rain, 100 people enjoyed the ride up to the Ridgeway and helped the Mayors Tess James and Graham Winter to officially declare the route open.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points launch

September 15, 2011

Another event as part of this years European Mobility Week is the launch of the Electric Vehicle Charging Points at the Mount Pleasant Park and Ride in Weymouth.

On Saturday 17 September, join the Travel Choice team between 10am and 4pm in New Bond Street, Weymouth Town Centre to find out more about electric vehicles and sit in a Nissan Leaf or try out an electric bicycle.

Further information on how the charging points work is now available.

Celebration Cycle Ride

September 14, 2011

As part of this years European Mobility Week there is a celebration cycle ride to mark the completion of the new Weymouth to Dorchester cycle lane on Sunday 18 September.

Riders from Weymouth and Dorchester will meet at the Ridgeway for photographs and ribbon cutting, by the Mayors of the two towns.

  • Dorchester ride: Meet outside the main entrance to Dorchester Town Football Stadium at 11:15am for an 11.30am start and a leisurely 2 mile cycle ride up to the Ridgeway
  • Weymouth Ride: Meet outside the bus waiting area at Mount Pleasant Park & Ride at 11am for an 11:15 start and a leisurely 3 mile cycle ride up to the Ridgeway

Read the press release.

Reminder – A354 Ridgeway night closure

September 9, 2011

From Monday 12 September to Friday 23 September 2011, the A354 between Dorchester and Weymouth will be closed to allow Dorset County Council to carry out essential resurfacing works on the Ridgeway.

The A354 Dorchester Road/Weymouth Relief Road will be closed between the Stadium Roundabout and the Jurassic Roundabout between 7pm and 6am on week nights. The road will be open over the weekend of 17-18 September. (more…)

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