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DTEP proposals

Following extensive consultation, the county council has agreed to scale back the Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan project.

Engineers are progressing the elements of DTEP that include the deferred maintenance and improvement works, plus some environmental enhancements, but not the one-way traffic in the High Street.


Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan (DTEP) objectives are:

  • support the economic prosperity of the town

  • provide a higher quality environment

  • protect and enhance the historic fabric of the town

  • reduce traffic speeds

  • improve access for pedestrians, cyclists, the elderly and disabled 

  • maintain vehicular access for emergency, servicing and public transport

  • provide accessible car parking for shoppers, residents and other essential users

Maintenance and improvement works

The DTEP junction and pedestrian improvements could include:

Area/junctionImprovement proposed
Top o' TownPedestrian islands widened to comply with current crossing standards
Great Western CrossSignals to be upgraded and pedestrian facilities improved
South GateUpgrade of pedestrian crossings
Maumbury Cross and link road through car parkJunction improvements to help keep traffic moving and pedestrian facilities improved
South StreetPave the remaining southern section of the road
High Street junction with Trinity StreetUpgrade signals and resurface area
Damers Road junction with Williams AvenueUpgrade signals to help keep traffic moving (following Great Western Cross works)
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