Posts Tagged ‘Manor Roundabout’

Sub of the day

March 4, 2010

Manor Subway March 2010 (large version)

As you can see from the photo above, the new Manor Subway is now mostly built.

The subway gives pedestrians a safe route under the relief road near Manor Roundabout to get to schools to the north and the supermarket to the south.

Of course there is still a lot of work to do before the subway will be opened, including putting in the footpath and landscaping the area.


Footpath diversion

February 26, 2010

Manor Roundabout works footpath diversion (large version)

From Monday 1 March, the temporary path around the Manor Roundabout works will be closed. Pedestrians will be directed onto the west side of Dorchester Road and through the existing Manor subway.

Walkers approaching from the town centre are being asked to cross the road at Morrison’s before they reach the roundabout, and walkers approaching from Wey Valley School are urged to cross at the pelican crossing near Radipole Lane.

Read the press release.

Latest aerial images

February 9, 2010

Manor Roundabout and Manor railway bridge January 2010 (large version)

Aerial images taken in January are now available to view on our Flickr account.

In this one, you can see the progress of: Two Mile Coppice underpass, Manor railway bridge, Manor subway and Manor Roundabout.

A look ahead

January 5, 2010

Artists impression of the finished road (large version)

Over the first three months of 2010, all of the structures for the Weymouth Relief Road will start to take shape and most will be completed by May.

This includes a pedestrian underpass by Manor Roundabout and an underpass beneath the new road into Two Mile Coppice, as well as all the bridges for the scheme.

The footpath over Littlemoor bridge will be open shortly, and this will give a good view of the construction of the Southdown Ridge bridge.

There will also be work over the winter on many of the bridleways for the scheme and on the cycleway from Ridgeway to Dorchester.

As soon as weather conditions become reasonably dry, the main earthworks for the road construction will restart, in preparation for starting to surface the road during the summer.

Relief Road work about to get noisy? That’s missing the point.

October 29, 2009

Following a local media headline that ‘work on the Relief Road is about to get noisy’ the Weymouth Relief Road team is reassuring local residents that night working to lift railway bridge beams into place near Manor Roundabout should not keep them awake at night.

As we’ll be working over the railway line we can only do the work at night. The point of the team’s news release to local media was to tell residents about the work, so they knew what was happening if they saw lights or trucks moving about in the middle of the night. Residents close to the area have been informed of the works taking place by letter. As with any construction work there will be some noise as the beams are lifted into place, but it should be kept to a minimum – apart from our responsibility to the local community, the planning authority wouldn’t allow noisy work overnight.

Please comment below if you have any questions.

Railway bridge

October 15, 2009

Manor Railway Bridge abutment (large version)

Piling for the Manor railway bridge finished in September and work on the abutments is going well.

It will take until spring 2010 for the bridge to be finished. Work next year will include connecting the bridge to the new Manor Roundabout and to the new Two Mile Roundabout.

New road layout

September 30, 2009

Manor Roundabout temporary layout (large version)

Work to build a new Manor Roundabout for the Weymouth Relief Road is getting underway.

On Monday 5 October work will start to install the temporary road layout that will ensure motorists are not disrupted by the construction of the new Manor Roundabout.

Read more here.


September 15, 2009

Banksman on Lodmoor (large version)

If you had any doubt about the scale of the machines and the volume of earth material being used, this image might help you.

This banksman is controlling the site traffic entering and leaving the Lodmoor section of the scheme. Behind him you can see the raised ground level for the Two Mile Roundabout – that’s a lot of earth!

Support columns going up

September 4, 2009

Manor railway bridge columns (large version)

This is the start of the construction of the columns that will support the Manor railway bridge.

The bridge will carry the road from Manor Roundabout over the railway line to the Two Mile Coppice Roundabout.

Weekend work update

August 14, 2009

Skanska will be working extended hours this weekend in the area from Southdown Ridge to Mercery Road.

  • 8am – 5pm, Saturday 15 August
  • 9am – 5pm, Sunday 16 August

Due to adverse weather conditions, Skanska were not able to work last weekend and have been granted permission to work the weekend of 22 and 23 August in lieu.

The work involved is excavation on Southdown Ridge, running the excavated material down the line of the scheme to Lodmoor landfill, steel work on the railway bridge near Manor Roundabout and resurfacing of Lodmoor landfill.

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