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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.

Mitsubishi roundabout

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 December 2018 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 Dorset County Council and Highways England.

Burton Road

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 at the end of this year or early 2019 and will take 12 weeks to complete. Some off-peak traffic signals will be needed to complete the work safely.

This scheme is being funded by the Coastal Community Fund.

Traffic Regulation order

As part of the cycleway a new toucan crossing is proposed on Burton Road, which requires a legal consultation. This will start on 8 November 2018 with public notices displayed on site and in the local press for a period of three weeks where all comments relating to the proposed crossing can be made.  

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