Posts Tagged ‘Olympic Route Network’

Olympic Route Network

July 12, 2011

Weymouth and Portland ORN map (large version)A map of the Olympic Route Network through Weymouth & Portland, showing the temporary changes to roads in the borough, is now available on the London 2012 website.


Ferry Bridge and the ORN

September 8, 2010

Ferry Bridge (large version)

After issuing the press release about the Ferry Bridge essential maintenance, the project team were contacted by the Dorset Echo for an additional comment for the newspaper article about the work.

Here is our full response to that enquiry.

Dorset County Council strategic projects manager Matthew Piles said:

“All highway work that will affect the Olympic Route Network (ORN) has to be finished by 27 July 2011, 12 months before the Games, as required by the Olympic Delivery Authority. (more…)

Ferry Bridge works

September 7, 2010

Ferry Bridge (large version)

On Monday 20 September work will start on Ferry Bridge to refurbish its joints and re-waterproof its deck.

Due to the limited space on the bridge during this work, temporary traffic lights will be in place and there will be a 10mph speed limit through the works area.

For four weeks, the county council will be working double shifts from 7am to midnight, during which time a quad bike will guide cars through the works area at the reduced speed. (more…)

Diversion for water works

September 1, 2010

Roadworks icon (large version)Wessex Water will be replacing a water main on Abbotsbury Road, starting on Monday 6 September and scheduled to last sixteen weeks.

Dorset County Council has approved a temporary traffic order to make Abbotsbury Road one-way between Cromwell Road and Westham Roundabout so that the works can be carried out safely. (more…)

Myth buster

July 30, 2010

Myth: Working through the summer is a ‘joke’

The Weymouth Transport Package work has to be finished by July 2011 in time for the Olympic test sailing events and 12 months before the Olympic and Paralympic Games themselves, as restricted by the Olympic Delivery Authority on all highway works.

In order to get the work done, we have to work through the summer this year, and as it is the busiest time for Weymouth we are working on Boot Hill rather than in King Street.

The alternative of working on both corridors at the same time over the winter 2010 and spring 2011 is not feasible.

Did you know?

June 23, 2010

Roadworks iconAll highway work that will affect the Olympic Route Network (ORN) has to be finished by July 2011, 12 months before the Games, as instructed by the Olympic Delivery Authority.

In Weymouth the work is particularly noticeable as utility companies, as well as the county council, are getting essential works done not only on the ORN corridor but also on the main side roads used by local residents, as these will see an increase of traffic during Games time.

Roads in Dorset that are part of the ORN include A31, A35, A37, A303, A354, A353.