Posts Tagged ‘Lanehouse’

Lanehouse junction goes live

April 28, 2011

Lanehouse junction works drawing (large version)At lunchtime today the new Lanehouse signals went live.

Work started on Monday 7 February to improve the Lanehouse Rocks Road junction with Lynch Lane.

The improvements have added a dedicated right turn lane on the northbound approach, which allows traffic to pass while a separate right turn queue forms.

The pedestrian facilities have also been upgraded on all arms of the junction, and they are ‘intelligent’ so that if a pedestrian presses the button and then walks away, the crossing will cancel the action.

Dorset Highways will be monitoring the new signal setup to make sure it is running efficiently.

Thank you for your patience while this work was carried out.

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Reminder – road closure

April 19, 2011

Portland Road closure (large version)

A small section of Portland Road will be closed to traffic on Wednesday and Thursday between 6pm and midnight.

This is so that the area can be resurfaced and the new lining for the junction can be laid.

Northbound traffic will be directed along Buxton Road, down Cross Road and onto Wyke Road.

Southbound traffic will be directed down Lanehouse Rocks Road onto Lynch Road, along Chickerell Road and down Abbotsbury Road to Westham Crossroads. Drivers will then be signed along the A354 southbound.

Read the press release.

Delays expected

April 8, 2011

Lanehouse junction with Lynch Road (large version)Serious traffic delays are anticipated in the Lanehouse area for the next two weeks.

Wessex Water will start work on Monday 11 April to carry out emergency repairs to a burst water main on Lanehouse Rocks Road.

This work will be carried out under manually controlled two-way lights and is expected to last two weeks.

In addition, work is still underway – controlled with three-way lights – to improve the Lanehouse junction with Lynch Road.

It is not possible to operate both work areas under one set of four-way temporary lights due to traffic coming from Benville Road.

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Cemetery junction works

April 8, 2011

Portland Road junction with Wyke Road (large version)

Work will start on Monday 18 April, for four days, to install a mini-roundabout at the Portland Road junction with Wyke Road.

As a result of changes at the Wyke Road junction with Rodwell Road some northbound traffic from the Portland direction will naturally be re-routed along Wyke Road towards Rodwell Road (Boot Hill), or down Lanehouse Rocks Road.

To ensure that drivers can use these routes as a viable alternative, the junction of Portland Road with Wyke Road (cemetery junction) is being improved.

Stop/go boards will be used outside of peak traffic times on the Monday and Tuesday, and on the Wednesday and Thursday nights a short section of Portland Road will be closed.

Read the press release.

Lanehouse works start

February 4, 2011

 Lanehouse junction works drawing (large version)

Work to improve the Lanehouse Rocks Road junction with Lynch Lane is starting on Monday 7 February.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place for the duration of the works, throughout the day and night.

They will be manually controlled 7am to 9.30am and 3pm to 6pm.

The improvements will add a dedicated right turn lane on the northbound approach, which will allow traffic to pass while a separate right turn queue forms.

The pedestrian facilities will also be upgraded on all arms of the junction, and they will become ‘intelligent’ so that if a pedestrian presses the button and then walks away, the crossing will cancel the action.

The work is scheduled to last 12 weeks.

Lanehouse junction improvement

November 17, 2010

Lanehouse junction with Lynch Road (large version)

Lanehouse Rocks Road junction with Lynch Lane will become an even more critical junction once the Weymouth Transport Package works are finished.

There is currently no room for passing traffic when two or more consecutive vehicles want to turn right from Lanehouse Rocks Road into Lynch Road, which results in gridlock until the right turners have cleared.

Improvements to this junction will add a dedicated right turn lane on the northbound approach, which will allow traffic to pass while a separate right turn queue forms.

Work is programmed to start early next year.

You can see the scheme drawing on the web page.