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Weymouth Esplanade Parking Scheme Starts In 2 Weeks


7:33am 28th October 2014

Major changes to the parking on Weymouth Esplanade are set to start in less than two weeks' time.

Dorset County Council is starting the work on the 10th of November and it'll see year-round pay and display parking introduced at the Pier Bandstand as part of plans to improve safety and reduce congestion.

It's taking place Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 4.30pm and it'll mean no parking will be available along that part of the Esplanade.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Transport and Infrastructure brief holder Christine James said: "We are doing these works to improve the look of this area of the seafront and bring the parking arrangements in line with the rest of the Esplanade, which were introduced back in 2003.

"This work will improve safety and access massively for both drivers and pedestrians while promoting a greater turnover of people using the spaces."

Improvements include a single row of spaces, traffic island with planting plus clearer signage, marking and layout, together with a safety break between cars and the bus lane.

The Council hopes the work should be finished by 28th November.

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