Roadworks on Portland Beach Road

Roadworks on Portland Beach Road

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:04am 9th July 2019.

Drivers are being warned about repair works planned for Portland Beach Road, which are due to start this month.

Dorset Highways has been contracted by SSE to carry out remedial surfacing where electrical cabling work was completed last year.

The one-mile-long trench between Ferry Bridge and Hamm Roundabout failed a test after the works and has been left irregular and bumpy.

Traffic cone Road works

It means the full width of the southbound lane of Portland Beach Road, from Ferry Bridge to Hamm Roundabout, will be resurfaced over five nights.

Two-way temporary traffic signals will be in place overnight between 9pm and 6am with a convoy vehicle leading traffic slowly past the works  area.


The work will take three nights, with the first night on Friday 19 July into Saturday morning and returning after the weekend for two nights on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July with the work completed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Kevin Cheleda, Dorset Council Traffic Team Leader, said:

"We inspect utility/private contractor work at three separate stages - during the work, six months after completion and around two years after completion.

"SSE have agreed to resurface the full width of the southbound carriageway for the length of the trench as this will ensure the same issue doesn't reoccur."