Weymouth Town Bridge could reopen tomorrow - a week ahead of schedule - after being closed for 10 weeks.

The historic structure, which has been closed to traffic since Monday, September 25, has been the subject of a major repair project.

In 2022, repairs were carried out to welds on the surface of one-half of the bridge, and over the past two months, the other half has received the same attention.

The bridge is an important route in and out of the town centre and its closure has caused disruption for local businesses. Pedestrian access has been maintained on one side of the bridge.

According to the original timetable, the work was actually due to finish next Thursday, but Dorset Council says the plan is for it to reopen on Monday. However, if things go well this week it may even be ready to open by tomorrow, Friday.

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Cllr Ray Bryan, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment at Dorset Council, said earlier this week: "The crew are working hard so the bridge can reopen to vehicles on Monday, November 27.

"It is literally all hands to the deck and, if all goes to plan, they will complete the work this Friday so the bridge can be reopened before the weekend."

He added: "Jobs left to do include finishing the resurfacing, painting the white lining, repairing the footpath surface, removing the safety rails and finally removing all the equipment.

"On behalf of the team, I'd like to pass on our thanks to the local community, businesses and visitors to the town for their patience and support during the works."