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Dorchester Road improvement scheme

Dorchester Road

Work has been carried out to improve Dorchester Road following the opening of the Weymouth Relief Road.

We've so far carried out work to seven sections of Dorchester Road to help transform it from a formerly busy and congested major route to a quieter local road.

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We've been designing options to slow traffic, enhance the community feel and provide more on-road parking for residents between Littlemoor Road junction and Prospect Place.

Following consultation over the past few years and discussions with the local councillor, a new road layout has been designed (pdf, 367kb) (opens in a new window) to:

  • provide more on-road parking
  • reduce the amount of excess traffic speeds

The proposed build-outs will allow cars to pass side-by-side but will encourage drivers to slow down as the road will no longer have a straight line of travel.

In order provide more on-street parking, we need to remove some existing parking restrictions by amending the current Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). The TRO will be advertised later this year. Subject to a successful TRO, the scheme is programmed to be constructed in early 2017.

The scheme is being funded through the Weymouth Relief Road, with improvements to Dorchester Road included in the relief road business case.

Completed works

Works have been completed at the following locations:

LocationDescription of work
Elwell Street to Prospect Place

Widening the footpath between Elwell Street and Prospect Place (pdf, 81kb) (opens in a new window)

Old Station Road to Weyview CrescentRemoval of the pedestrian crossing near Broadwey Stores (pdf, 116kb) (opens in a new window) and construction of a kerb build out.
Littlemoor Road junctionModifications to   Littlemoor Road junction. (pdf, 105kb) (opens in a new window) including replacement of the existing traffic lights with a mini-roundabout and installing pedestrian islands
Redlands areaKerb modifications and provision of on road cycle lanes - Redlands area design (pdf, 149kb) (opens in a new window)
Radipole Lane to Manor RoadCarriageway widening and provision of on road cycle lanes between   Radipole Lane and Manor Road. (pdf, 153kb) (opens in a new window)
Wey Valley School / Broadlands Road areaWork included pavement widening on the east side to provide a two-way shared use footway/cycleway, removal of old crossing equipment and upgrade to a toucan crossing and provision of on road cycle lanes

Wey Valley School / Broadlands Road (pdf, 204kb) (opens in a new window)

Stottingway Street junctionImproved pedestrian crossing facilities at the  junction of Dorchester Road and Stottingway Street. (pdf, 129kb) (opens in a new window) including junction narrowing and improved pedestrian island

Additional work

In addition to the above, parking restrictions have been revised at Greenway Road, opposite Mill Street, Broadwey (near stores) and Upwey.

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