Nine weeks of roadworks to start this morning in Weymouth
MOTORISTS could experience delays in Weymouth as work starts on a new route along Weymouth Way this morning.
Dorset County Council are carrying out the work between Chafey's roundabout and Manor roundabout - with the first phase expected to last for nine weeks.
It is hoped disruption will be kept to a minimum, with work at peak times carried out on the edge of the carriageway to allow a two-way flow of traffic.
Motorists could however experience delays if stop/go boards are needed and a 40mph speed limit enforced.
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Councillor Hilary Cox, cabinet member for the environment at Dorset County Council said: "We want to make it easier for people to get around without always relying on cars. These works are vital to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users along this road.
"The finished route will provide a continuous shared use link from Swannery Bridge to Manor roundabout and the cycle-way on the Relief Road."
The project is being partly funded by a £2.4 million grant from the Department of Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The scheme will last two years - aiming to make journeys in and around Weymouth and Dorchester easier and cutting emissions and congestion.