NORTH Quay in Weymouth will be closed westbound for two weeks for major sewer works.

It will be closed from Monday 9 March for two weeks while the repairs are carried out by Wessex Water.

New Road, which runs from North Quay along the council car park to the Boot Inn, will also be closed.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place at Harbour Junction from Monday, March 2, for the duration of the work, which is expected to take around four weeks.

The work is needed to prevent seawater entering the town’s sewer network, and Wessex Water’s team will be working extended hours and using the latest ‘no-dig’ technology to minimise disruption and complete the repairs as quickly as possible.

Work has been timed to avoid the peak holiday season and needs to be completed prior to July, when increased visitor numbers and 18-year high spring tides will increase pressure on the sewerage system.

Wessex Water’s Julian Britton, who is coordinating the work, said: “We have notified and visited residents and businesses in the North Quay area to explain why this work is essential and why it needs to be done now.

“With tidal peaks rising and holiday season approaching, bringing a seasonal increase in sewage loading, we need to ensure our network is working at optimum performance. “We will be working extended hours and this will involve some evening and overnight work, but every effort will be made to keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

“The closure of North Quay to westbound traffic is necessary for the safety of our team and the community. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused.”