Electric works

Harbour Junction artists impression (large version)Southern Electric will be working in the area of Harbour Crossroads this week.

  • The left-hand lane from Boot Hill into Newstead Road, and part of the Westwey Road exit lane, will be coned off while new street lighting columns are installed
  • The Chickerell Road junction will be switched off and controlled with stop/go boards while a signal controller pillar is replaced
  • The Wyke Road junction will be switched off and controlled with stop/go boards while a signal controller pillar is replaced
  • The Rodwell Avenue junction will be switched off and controlled with stop/go boards while a signal controller pillar is replaced
  • A street light column will be replaced on North Quay

The work will take place between Tuesday 19 April and Wednesday 20 April, it will start at the Harbour Crossroads and travel up Boot Hill.

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2 Responses to “Electric works”

  1. Terry Says:

    Why couldn’t this have been done in conjunction with the roadworks?
    I guess the next announcement will be that Wessex Water and the relevant gas company will be revisiting to dig holes in the newly laid road surface in this area?
    Did nobody plan for new lighting columns and have the signal controllers been proved ‘not fit for purpose’.

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Terry,

      Unfortunately, with all projects of this scale, not everything goes 100% to plan.

      Although the right specification of controller pillar was requested, the wrong type was installed by the electricity company.

      With regards to the street lighting columns, there were supply issues that meant this work could not be completed.

      Hopefully you will agree that it was a higher priority to get the junction operational, and traffic management removed, rather than wait for these minor issues to be resolved.

      We will also be revisiting the area to install a variable message sign, which cannot be installed until the light columns are up – this will ensure the correct visibility of the VMS.

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