Retail park junction

The last junction improved as part of the Weymouth Transport Package will be switched on during the afternoon of Tuesday, 26 July.

The Jubilee Retail Park entrance/exit, Radipole Park Drive and Swannery Car Park have had their kerbs realigned and signals installed.

This junction will feed into Kings Crossroads and improve the access into and out of the retail park.

Over the next week, work will continue to:

  • complete the remaining footpath and remedial works
  • install additional signage and bollards
  • carry out inspections and snagging
  • install fencing
  • reinstate the Swannery car park.

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6 Responses to “Retail park junction”

  1. RL Hooper Says:

    Why is there not a second exit onto Radipole Drive at the other end of the car park by Aldi?

    This layout will still cause long tailbacks to traffic leaving the retail park at busy periods.

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi RL Hooper,

      Discussions have taken place in the past regarding an alternative exit from Jubilee Retail Park at the northern end, however this is a commercial enterprise rather than land owned by the Highway Authority and is not something that will be completed as part of the Weymouth Transport Package.

      The queues exiting Jubilee Close were part of the congestion at Kings Roundabout, the introduction of signalised junctions on the whole King Street corridor will allow us to better control the traffic and reduce blocking into Jubilee Close.

  2. Geoff Ellis Says:

    What is the anticipated learning period for the intelligent junction system and is much human participation required?

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Geoff Ellis,

      The corridor will become more efficient once the SCOOT system is introduced shortly.

      The signals are reactive to the needs of the network and will respond around set parameters within the system, to promote traffic in some areas and reduce in others.

      The signals manage the network as a whole, rather than individual approaches, many hours of human involvement will be required to get the most out of the system.

  3. Richard Says:

    if the pedestrian crossing by the petrol station is connected to the lights for the kings crossing why does it go red when the kings lights turn green.

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Richard,

      The corridor will become more efficient once the SCOOT system is introduced, which is the element that links the junctions.

      Work is currently being carried out to complete the communications connections. Our signals team hope that by the end of next week/early the following week they can start to manage the corridor by SCOOT.

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