Work to start to save Weymouth's Harbour walls

Work to start to save Weymouth's Harbour walls

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:32am 10th September 2019. (Updated at 11:09am 10th September 2019)

A £1.9M pound project to repair Weymouth's crumbling harbour walls will start at the end of the month. (30 September)

The work's been timed to avoid the main tourist season and is due to be finished by Christmas.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said:

"These works are essential to preserve our historic harbour for the future - without it they would be at risk of collapse."

"We apologise in advance for any disruption, some works noise will be unavoidable, but please bear with us as this work is vital."

Cllr Kate Wheller, Chair of Dorset Harbours Committee, said:

"I am glad this work is finally being done, as it will maintain our harbour."

"It has been scheduled to avoid the main tourist season and we apologise in advance for any disruption."

weymouth harbour walls work map

'What the work involves' 

Part of the road along Customs House Quay will be closed and minor diversions will be put in place.

Part of the Weymouth Pavilion Car Park will also have to be used as a temporary compound so our contractor can work safely.

'Noise disturbance'

Working hours will be Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm. The council has agreed with the contractor and local tourism businesses the noisiest work won't start until after 10am.

The piles will be driven into the ground during October and November.

It is expected to take around five to six weeks, although the hammering in, which often causes the most noise will only be done for short periods.