Harbour Crossroads going live

During Friday 28 January the signals at Harbour Crossroads will go live.

Next week, traffic engineers will be closely observing the signals and making adjustments as necessary and over the coming months the two new junctions will be monitored to ensure they are working together.

Junction improvement work has also finished on Boot Hill, and over the next few weeks these junctions will also be ‘commissioned’ by Siemens.

Chickerell Road and Wyke Road will remain one-way at their junction with Boot Hill until their signals are switched on.

Read the press release.

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6 Responses to “Harbour Crossroads going live”

  1. David Says:

    If I am approaching from North Quay, which lane should I be in if I want to be in the right lane on Boot Hill to turn into Chickerell Road?

  2. Rachel Says:

    What is the procedure for vehicles coming down boot hill, wanting to go into wyke road or chickerell road? (something I do on a regular basis)?

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Rachel,

      To get onto Wyke Road or Chickerell Road you can use (depending on where you are coming from):

      • Portland Road to Wyke Road (via cemetery junction) and continue along Lanehouse Rocks Road to Chickerell Road

      • Abbotsbury Road by turning left at Harbour Crossroads or Westham Crossroads

      • Local roads; Cross Road, Faircross Avenue and Everest Road

      We appreciate that this will mean a longer journey for a number of people.

      Taking the left turns out of these junctions allows us to have a two stage cycle at the lights, which includes a controlled pedestrian crossing of both Wyke Road and Chickerell Road. If left turns remained, we would have to go to a three stage cycle at the lights (including an all red phase) which would bring traffic on Boot Hill to a standstill.

  3. Connie Says:

    There seems to a problem with travelling straight across the harbour junction out of North Quay into Newstead Road. The lights turn green and then red again without an opportunity to progress.

    Traffic turning right out of Newstead Road into Boot Hill crosses in front of you, even though I see today driving this route, there is a temporary sign instructing them to give way to oncoming traffic. This is a particular problem when the pedestrian crossing outside the fire station is in use, when this traffic then blocks traffic trying to cross from North Quay to Newstead Road altogether.

    Will the lights ‘learn’ and adjust to this problem?

    • Steve Says:

      I don’t think this is a problem with the traffic lights. They should have given way to you. People going straight on have priority, and if you want to turn right you need to wait for a gap. I have seen this quite a lot actually since the traffic lights “went live”, but coming from North Quay to Newstead, you have priority over traffic coming from Newstead wanting to turn up boot hill! Maybe people are confused because opposite sides of the junction go green at the same time, where as at Westham junction, it is one at a time.

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