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Drivers Warned Of Delays This Sunday Around Weymouth

Challenge Weymouth launch photo

8:58am 11th September 2014
(Updated 9:00am 11th September 2014)

Motorists heading to Weymouth are being urged to plan their journeys this Sunday as a major sporting event takes over the town’s roads this weekend.

The Challenge Weymouth Triathlon is being held for the first time, with around 1,500 competitors preparing for a gruelling swim, bike ride and run around the beach and local roads.

County Councillor Peter Finney says he's pleased that Dorset has been chosen to host such a high-profile event;

"It will provide a shot in the arm for the local economy and reinforce the area's reputation as a major sporting venue. And I've no doubt many of the thousands of people who come to enjoy this triathlon will want to return and explore our beautiful county further."

To make the event possible, the county council has agreed a number of road closures and restrictions, stretching from Weymouth up through Puddletown and out to Bovington and Wareham, at various times during the day.

Temporary traffic signs will direct drivers along appropriate diversion routes, while bus services will also be affected on the day. Anyone intending to travel in the area is advised to plan ahead, and allow extra time for their journey.

It is anticipated that the majority of restrictions outside of Weymouth will be lifted by 3.30pm.

Weymouth Household Recycling Centre in Lodmoor will be open as usual but access will be from the Greenhill direction only after 9.30am.

Full details of the route, road closures and timings can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/triathlon-2014 or by calling the Challenge Weymouth traffic line on 0845 387 1685.

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