Portland Beach Road will have its national speed limit stretch reduced from 60mph to 50mph.

Dorset Council has issued a public notice for reducing the speed limit on the stretch of the A354 connecting Portland with the mainland.

The new speed limit will come into operation on Friday, December 1.

The road has seen three fatal collisions in recent years and there is also an adjacent cycle path running alongside with no physical barrier separating bicycles and vehicles.

Dorset Echo: The proposal to reduce the speed limit has received vocal support from Portland and Weymouth councillors alike and there have been calls to reduce the speed for several years.

Several years ago a petition was set up requesting that the limit be lowered - but was followed by a counter-petition asking for it to remain at the National Speed Limit, meaning the proposal was not progressed.