Posts Tagged ‘press release’

Preston Road improvement scheme

September 12, 2012

With the Weymouth Relief Road open, we have looked at possible improvements that could be made to Preston Road.

Proposals include modifications to the Chalbury Roundabout and Overcombe corner junctions, additional pedestrian islands and the provision of cycle lanes.

Public exhibitions are being held to hear what residents think of the proposals.


Landmark sculpture for Weymouth

October 21, 2011

Artist's impression of Jurassic Stones sculpture by Richard HarrisYou may have noticed that work is being carried out in the balancing pond next to Jurassic roundabout. 

Work is underway to construct a landmark sculpture for Weymouth.

Artist Richard Harris has created the sculpture titled ‘Jurassic Stones’. The picture above shows an artist impression of the sculpture.


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.

Night closure for A354 Ridgeway resurfacing

August 24, 2011

The A354 between Dorchester and Weymouth will be closed for 10 nights next month to allow Dorset County Council to carry out essential resurfacing works on the Ridgeway.

Between Monday 12 September and Friday 23 September 2011, 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.

While the road is temporarily closed, the diversion route for southbound traffic will be signed from the Stadium Roundabout onto the A35 eastbound, taking the A352 to the Warmwell Cross Roundabout and the A353 via Preston to the Bincombe Bumps Roundabout, then taking the second exit towards the Jurassic Roundabout at the bottom of the relief road.  The reverse route applies in the northbound direction.

Local residents will be able to cross the A354 at Monkton Park for access to homes via the local side roads.  Emergency vehicles will be able to travel through the work site.

Read the press release.

Park and ride for Weymouth Carnival

August 10, 2011

Dorset County Council will be laying on an extended park and ride service for people enjoying Weymouth Carnival on Wednesday 17 August.

The service will operate as normal until the Esplanade closes at 4.45pm, with the last day services at 4.15pm from the Mount Pleasant Park and Ride site and 4.30pm from the Pavilion.

Six buses – double the usual three – will then run non-stop throughout the evening ferrying passengers to and from the Carnival events.

The park and ride car park will remain open into the evening, with the overflow parking area open to provide up to 1,000 spaces. 

The charge will remain at the summer rate of £3.50, which includes the journey to and from Weymouth for a driver and up to six passengers.

Read the press release.

Bincombe junction and Ridgeway cycleway set to open

August 3, 2011

Another milestone in the Weymouth Relief Road project will be reached on Friday (5 August), with the opening of the new Bincombe junction and completion of cycleway routes.

Vehicles from Upwey, Broadwey and Bincombe will be able to join northbound traffic to Dorchester, and southbound traffic can leave the relief road to join Dorchester Road and Bincombe Lane. (more…)

Park & ride opening

July 19, 2011

This Saturday the new Mount Pleasant Park and Ride in Weymouth will open.

The 1,000 space site is ideally situated at the southern end of the A354 Weymouth Relief Road, with buses running every 15 minutes into Weymouth town centre.

Read the press release.

Littlemoor Road resurfacing

July 12, 2011

Roadworks iconThe section of Littlemoor Road between Chalbury Roundabout and the new road alignment is being resurfaced.

From Monday 18 July to Thursday 28 July, stop/go boards will be used between 9am and 4pm while the eastern end of Littlemoor Road and the Chalbury Roundabout area is resurfaced.

Read the press release.

Viking dentistry revealed!

July 4, 2011

Burial pit filed teeth (large version)

This image shows the latest find from the relief road Viking burial pit – a pair of front teeth that have been deliberately filed.

It’s unclear what the purpose of the deep horizontal grooves is, but it’s safe to say it wouldn’t have been a pleasant dental experience.

The discovery was made during the ongoing analysis of all the artefacts from the relief road archaeological excavations.

Read the press release.

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