Work to start on crossings

Dorset Echo: PLEASED: Cllr David Mannings PLEASED: Cllr David Mannings

WORK to install crossing points across a busy Weymouth road is due to start tomorrow.

Dorset County Council will construct two pedestrian islands on Preston Road as part of a range of improvements that were identified as part of the Weymouth Relief Road project. The council says the scheme is intended to ‘improve facilities for pedestrians and reduce traffic speeds for the benefit of local residents and visitors’.

The work will take three weeks to complete. Traffic lights or stop and go boards may be used to control traffic outside of peak times. The islands are being created just before and just after the Melstock Avenue turning.

Other works that have already been carried out as part of this scheme include the mini roundabout at Overcombe Corner and surfacing of a footpath linking Elm Close play area with Overcombe car park.

The Preston Road works are funded through the Weymouth Relief Road scheme and are costing £15,000.

County councillor for the area David Mannings said: “I am very pleased that two islands are to be erected on Preston Road, especially as it will provide a safe crossing for persons to get to the bus lay-by at Squires Knapp.”

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9:50am Sun 16 Mar 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

From information provided at a presentation by the instigators of this scheme, we were told that one of the sites of pedestrian crossings will be just to the south of Melstock Avenue. Vehicles travelling north along Preston road will not see pedestrians on the crossing until they are almost upon them.
But then 'they' know best!
From information provided at a presentation by the instigators of this scheme, we were told that one of the sites of pedestrian crossings will be just to the south of Melstock Avenue. Vehicles travelling north along Preston road will not see pedestrians on the crossing until they are almost upon them. But then 'they' know best! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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10:45am Sun 16 Mar 14

annotater says...

The mini roundabout is the most dangerous I have ever seen. There is a kerb stone just waiting to rip a wheel off!
The mini roundabout is the most dangerous I have ever seen. There is a kerb stone just waiting to rip a wheel off! annotater
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10:15pm Sun 16 Mar 14

The man with the badge says...

annotater wrote:
The mini roundabout is the most dangerous I have ever seen. There is a kerb stone just waiting to rip a wheel off!
You're approaching it too fast then.
[quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: The mini roundabout is the most dangerous I have ever seen. There is a kerb stone just waiting to rip a wheel off![/p][/quote]You're approaching it too fast then. The man with the badge
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10:53pm Sun 16 Mar 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

The man with the badge
The so-called roundabout is designed to slow traffic not to ease the passage of vehicles joining the junction.
The man with the badge The so-called roundabout is designed to slow traffic not to ease the passage of vehicles joining the junction. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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