Staff from the company behind the major roadworks project affecting Portland Beach Road and Wyke Regis are hosting a second public information session to address any queries.

Electricity cable replacement work work on the A354 Portland Beach Road began in mid-January and has moved from the Hamm Beach towards Wyke Regis, with work currently taking place by the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.

Traffic between Weymouth and Portland is being held up due to temporary traffic lights.

Work also started in residential streets in Wyke Regis at the beginning of February with road closures and diversions in place.

Following on from the success of last month’s event, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) says the second public information session will take place this Thursday.

It’s an opportunity for locals to meet the team behind the £2.6 million project to upgrade the electricity network. The work is being carried out to replace pipe which has been exposed from the rocks on Chesil Beach.

When the project is completed, the new cable will make the local network more robust and resilient, minimising the risk of power cuts for customers in the Weymouth and Portland area.

Miles Crossley, SSEN’s project manager, said: “The session we held last month was a great opportunity for us to meet with members of the community and let them know about our essential work. It also gave guests the chance to ask any questions or raise any concerns they may have had.

“Based on the success of the last event, we have decided to hold a follow-up session, where we can provide an update on the work we have already done and share our plans for the remainder of the project.

“Last month’s event was a great success, and I’d encourage anyone who has any questions about the work we are doing, or who wants to learn more about this essential project, to come along and meet the team.”

The event is from 2pm until 6.30pm on Thursday at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.