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Two months of Weymouth traffic improvement works to start on Monday
10:40am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
A TRAFFIC improvement project in Weymouth is progressing, with a new phase of works to begin next week.
But some of the planned works have been withdrawn after local objections.
Dorset County Council says enhancements to the southern end of Dorchester Road will soon be finished.
From Monday, March 11 work will start near Wey Valley School to provide cycling facilities and upgrade the crossing. This will take around four weeks, after which the cycle lanes between Broadlands Road and Manor Roundabout will be marked out.
Work will then move to the Stottingway Street area to narrow the entrance to the road, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross. A new pedestrian island will also be built on Dorchester Road to the north of the junction.
In May, the pelican crossing by Broadwey Stores will be removed and replaced with a pavement build out.
Plans in the Broadwey area have been scaled back after Weymouth and Portland councillors recently voted against installing flat top tables, a type of traffic calming measure, near Broadwey Stores. Councillors also rejected the proposal to remove a section of double yellow lines on Dorchester Road north of the Littlemoor Road Junction.
Work completed on Dorchester Road so far includes footpath widening at Upwey, road widening at Redlands and in the Radipole Lane area to accommodate the cycle lanes, a mini-roundabout built at the Littlemoor Road junction and the construction of a pedestrian island north of Manor Roundabout.