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Plans For Preston Road To Be Revealed

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10:04am 13th September 2012
(Updated 7:37pm 13th September 2012)

We'll get a chance to see plans to improve Preston Road in Weymouth on Wednesday (19th September).

Dorset County Council wants to reduce traffic, lower the speed limit and make it easier for people to talk or cycle along the route.

The first in a series of exhibitions is being held at the Spyglass Inn at Bowleaze Cove on Wednesday from 2pm till 8pm.

Proposals include modifying the Chalbury Roundabout and Overcombe corner junctions, adding pedestrian islands and providing cycle lanes.

The project team will be available to answer questions and discuss the proposals at:

The Spyglass Inn, Bowleaze Coveway
Wednesday 19 September        2pm to 8pm
Thursday 20 September        10am to 5pm

Preston Village Hall, Preston Road
Saturday 22 September        10am to 4pm

Scheme plans of the proposals will be available to view online from Wednesday 19 September at www.dorsetforyou.com/weymouthreliefroad

Head of Dorset Highways Mike Winter said: "We welcome your views on the proposals. You can complete an online questionnaire from Wednesday 19 September, contact the team on 01305 224394 to request a hard copy of the questionnaire or pick one up at the exhibition. Please return your comments by Friday 12 October."

His team will consider all comments and work them into the scheme design where possible. Further details will be available once the proposals have been finalised.

The scheme is being funded as part of the Weymouth Relief Road. Construction is currently programmed to start early next year.

Meanwhile construction of the remainder of the Dorchester Road improvement scheme will start soon.

The project team is amending details to include residents' comments and will be available to view online at http://www.dorsetforyou.com/weymouthreliefroad from the end of September.

Construction is programmed to start at Elwell Street at the beginning of October and work south.

Further information will be available shortly on the programme for the remainder of the works on Dorchester Road.

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