Bridport - cycle network
Working with Highways England, Bridport Town Council and Sustrans, we are building cycle links into Bridport town centre.
In 2008 a study was undertaken to identify a Bridport-wide cycle network to develop the towns cycling routes.
Work so far
A shared use footway/cycleway has been built along Sea Road North, from Riverside Gardens (near the Mitsubishi roundabout) up to St Andrew's Road (near the Co-op), including relocating the toucan crossing near the Co-Op.
A new toucan crossing has also been installed on East Road to provide a controlled crossing point.
To complete the cycle links into the town centre, a shared footway/cycleway will be added around the south-east side of the roundabout.
The pavement in this area will be widened and the existing crossing on the A35 Sea Road South will be upgraded to a new toucan crossing.
Work is anticipated to start in early 2019 and will last for 13 weeks.
During the work
To provide enough working space for the pavement widening and crossing installation the number of approach lanes to the roundabout will be reduced.
Some off-peak traffic control may also be needed at times.
Drivers should try to allow more time for their journeys through the roundabout during rush-hour.
This work is being jointly funded by the council and Highways England.
A new cycleway is planned for Burton Road, from Crown Roundabout to the entrance of the old railway line that leads to West Bay.
This cycleway will provide non-car users with a safe, traffic-free route between West Bay and Bridport’s existing walking and cycling network. It will also become part of a wider walking and cycling network that will eventually connect these areas to Maiden Newton as part of the West Dorset Trailway.
Construction is currently planned to start in February 2019 and will take around 12 weeks to complete. Some off-peak traffic signals will be needed to complete the work safely.