Posts Tagged ‘road maintenance’

Town Bridge work

May 5, 2011

Traffic over Weymouth’s Town Bridge will be controlled with stop/go boards next week while engineers make emergency repairs.

Dorset Highways needs to reinforce the steel plates to ensure that the bridge can continue to operate safely until its planned refurbishment in 2012.

The traffic control will be in use between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. It is hoped the work will take one week.

The bridge will lift as usual.


Bridge night work extended

October 28, 2010

Every night this week Swannery Bridge has been one-way towards the seafront so that its expansion joints can be replaced.

This work will continue on Saturday night, from 7pm to 6am, under the one-way closure.

Work may also be carried out on Sunday night under the one-way closure if it is not completed on Saturday night.

Swannery Bridge works will be finished by Monday 1 November morning and will be open to two-way traffic.

Bridge night work

October 22, 2010

Swannery Bridge (large version)Every night next week, between 7pm and 6am, Swannery Bridge will be one-way towards the seafront so that its expansion joints can be replaced.

The bridge will revert back to two-way traffic every morning.

This work was scheduled for this week but had to be postponed because of cold weather.

Night works postponed

October 20, 2010

Night work scheduled to take place this week on Swannery Bridge has been postponed due to the forecast cold weather. This means that the bridge will remain open to two-way traffic.

This work will hopefully take place next week, more details will be posted when dates are confirmed.

Final bridge work

October 19, 2010

Swannery Bridge (large version)

Work will be carried out overnight this week to finish the maintenance of Swannery Bridge.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 7pm and 6am, the bridge will be floodlit so that the expansion joints can be replaced.

During these hours Swannery Bridge will be one-way towards the seafront. It will revert back to two-way traffic every morning.

Swannery two-way

October 14, 2010

Swannery Bridge will be open to two-way traffic by the end of this weekend.

The new waterproof layer has been applied and new road construction finished.

In order to open the bridge up as soon as possible, work to refurbish the expansion joints has been programmed as night work. During the night work the bridge will revert back to its temporary one-way system.

When the dates for this work has been confirmed they will be posted on the blog.

Ferry Bridge FAQs

September 29, 2010

Ferry Bridge waterproofing (large version)We are hopeful that Ferry Bridge will be open to two-way traffic by the end of the weekend, however the work is weather dependent and may go into the early part of next week.

Next week there will be work carried out outside of peak times to allow road surfacing and white lining.


Swannery Bridge progressing well

September 27, 2010

Swannery Bridge waterproofing (large version)

Fortunately, the waterproof layer on the first half of Swannery Bridge was applied before the wet weather of Wednesday last week, which meant that the work stayed on schedule.

Today and tomorrow, work will carry on to put down the first layer of surfacing.

Traffic will be switched onto the south side of the bridge on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, depending on how long it takes the surface to cool.

The surface of the north section of the bridge will then be planed off, with the waterproofing hopefully applied on Thursday. Once this has dried the ducting and kerbing can be completed.

Work will then focus on maintenance to the expansion joints and final surfacing of the bridge.

Weather permitting, it is hoped the bridge will be open to two-way traffic in around two weeks time.

Ferry Bridge underway

September 23, 2010

Ferry Bridge drying (large version)

The maximum number of operatives, that working practices will allow, are being deployed to Ferry Bridge.

The road surface of one half has now been removed, exposing the old waterproofing membrane, and work has started to remove this rubberised coating by using hand operated scabblers (a bit like a rotavator) and hand scrapers.

Only two of these machines can be used at the same time due to the surface area being worked on. (more…)

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…)