Wessex Water say sorry for long delays at North Quay

Wessex Water say sorry for long delays at North Quay

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:45am 6th March 2020. (Updated at 7:47am 6th March 2020)

Wessex Water are apologising for traffic delays being caused by essential sewer repairs in Weymouth.

Temporary lights are in place at the junction around North Quay to allow for work to stop seawater entering the town's sewer network.

The lights are expected to be in place for another 3 weeks. 

From Monday, North Quay (westbound) will be closed to traffic for 2 weeks.

Drivers called Wessex FM to report being stuck in queues for around an hour.

A spokesperson for Wessex Water said:

"We're sorry for any delays people have experienced as a result of our work in the North Quay area. 

"We are manually controlling the temporary traffic lights to maintain traffic flow and our team is working extended hours to complete these essential repairs as quickly as possible. 

"We thank the local community for their patience during our work and again apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Dorset Council are urging drivers to try and find alternative routes.

WPBC offices North Quay

A spokesperson for Dorset Council said:

"As part of its permit to work on North Quay, Wessex Water has got temporary traffic lights in use which are being manually controlled from 7am to 7pm.

"This is a very busy area and, without the usual operation of the junction, there will be disruption to many drivers.

"Please think about using an alternative route, if possible, to help avoid delays to your journey.”