Bypass ImprovementsWednesday, July 28th, 2010
Anyone who lives or works in or around Dorchester is aware of the congestion trying to get into the town from the bypass during rush hour. Well, unfortunately things are about to get worse.
Plans for improvements to the bypass went on show recently and it confirms the extent and timings of the works.
The two roundabouts to be affected are Weymouth Road and Stinsford roundabout on the A35 Bypass. With work planned to commence 6 September 2010 and aim to be finished by April 2011.
Local businesses are seeing the development works as a necessary evil. They understand that widening and improving the carriageway will bring disruption at first but by early 2011 there should be a marked improvement.
Road closures are not anticipated during the works and construction traffic will be prohibited from driving through the town. A 40mph temporary speed limit will be in place throughout construction at both roundabouts to ensure the safety of construction workers and the public.
If you are looking for more information there is a Highways agency leaflet available. A35 Weymouth & Stinsford roundabout improvement.