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Final Aerial Pictures

November 10, 2011

The final set of aerial images for the Weymouth Relief Road is now available on our Flickr account.

The image above is looking west along the completed Littlemoor Road.

Over the next few months we will be carrying out remedial works and completing fencing and landscaping across the scheme.

As this will mark completion of construction of the relief road, we will no longer be regularly updating this blog. 

We hope you have found it informative and interesting.   Thanks for all your comments and feedback.  

For transport and travel news and advice in Weymouth and Portland, keep an eye on the Dorset Newsroom.

All questions and enquiries about the relief road can still be directed to Dorset Highways:

Phone: 01305 224394



Eye in the sky

May 3, 2011

Traffic at the Littlemoor roundabouts (large version)

You can now see the completed main carriageway from the air.

A fresh batch of aerial photos – taken in April – has been uploaded onto our Flickr account.

New aerial images

January 27, 2011

Ridgeway bridge looking south, Jan 2011 (large version)

The latest batch of aerial images are now available to see on our Flickr account.

As you will be able to see, there is very little left to do on the northern section of the road but the southern section has a lot of finishing works still underway.

Latest aerials

November 3, 2010

Bincombe junction (large version)

Aerial photos of the road, taken in October, are now available on our Flickr account.

In this image you can see the Bincombe junction has been surfaced. Vehicles from Upwey can use the on-slip to go north to Dorchester and people returning home to Upwey from Dorchester can use the off-slip to go under the relief road, under the railway bridge and rejoin the Dorchester Road.

Aerial pictures from July

August 4, 2010

Ridgeway and Bincombe - aerial picture from July (large version)

Aerial photos of the scheme, taken in July, are now on our Flickr account.

In this one, you can see the progress of Ridgeway bridge and surfacing in Bincombe.

From above

April 27, 2010

The new Manor Roundabout, April 2010 (large version)

Aerial photos of the scheme, taken in April, are now on our Flickr account.

This image shows the reopened Manor Roundabout near Morrisons, the resurfaced bridleway into Two Mile Coppice and the ongoing work to complete the surface of the railway bridge.

Viking execution on Ridgeway

March 12, 2010

Analysis of teeth from the Ridgeway burial pit has revealed that the beheaded men were Scandinavian.

Remains of ten individuals from the execution pit have been painstakingly processed by Dr Jane Evans and Carolyn Chenery at NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory based in Nottingham.

They have concluded that the most likely place of origin for the excuted warriors is somewhere in the Scandinavian countries; Norway and Sweden, or Finland.

Discovered in June 2009, the pit contained 51 skulls placed in one distinct area of the pit, and the bodies discarded haphazardly in another area of the grave.

Read the press release. See photos on Flickr.

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.

What’s happening with the burial pit finds?

December 2, 2009

A skeleton from the burial pit is put on display for the visit (large version)

Following a visit to Oxford Archaeology South’s offices we can update you with the process the archaeological finds are going through.

Photos are also available on our Flickr account.

View from October

November 6, 2009

Aerial view of Southdown and Littlemoor gap (large version)

If you haven’t already seen them, aerial images taken in October are now available on our Flickr account.

In this photo you can see work starting on the Southdown bridge.

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