AREAS around Weymouth quayside resemble building sites as major projects are progressed - with another due to start today.

Temporary fencing has gone up around the former council offices at North Quay where an archaeological dig is underway ahead of the building being demolished next year.

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Nearby, work goes on at the historic Town Bridge which is the subject of a 10-week repair project.

Dorset Echo: The road - a busy route in and out of the town centre - is closed to traffic but a lane is open on one side for pedestrians to cross.

Repairs were carried out to welds on the surface of one-half of the bridge last year - and now the other half is getting the same attention.

Work is due to be completed at the end of November.

Meanwhile, work is due to start today on a scheme to improve the disused part of the quay behind the Pavilion.

It's to create new facilities for fishing, charter and harbourside businesses and to improve public spaces in that area with better pedestrian access and seating areas.

A new fish landing quay, a fuel pontoon and compound areas for storing materials - including an ice-making facility and refrigerated chilled catch store - will be created.

Dorset Echo: Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project zoned areasThe work - finance by a grant of £3.79m - is due to finish in the spring.

The Pavilion and car park on the peninsula will not be affected by the development.

Announcing the work last week Councillor Ray Bryan said: “Between this brownfield site development and the various Levelling Up projects, Dorset Council is investing many millions in Weymouth right now.

"We are committed to kickstarting Weymouth’s waterside economy, and this scheme is just one part of that commitment coming to fruition."

He added: “Along with ongoing work at the other end of the harbour at North Quay, this scheme will even further enhance the successful public realm improvements we completed in 2021 at Custom House Quay."