Posts Tagged ‘The Esplanade’

Kings Statue finishing works

July 28, 2011

Next week the area around the King’s Statue will be resurfaced, and signal the end of the bus stop improvement work in the area.

Surfacing of this area is being carried out overnight on:

  • Sunday 31 July, 4pm to 1am
  • Tuesday 2 August, 6.30pm to 1am
  • Wednesday 3 August, 6.30pm to 1am
  • Thursday 4 August, 6.30pm to 1am (work should be completed earlier than 1am)

Night work will not be carried out on Monday 1 August due to the evening events in the borough.

During these working hours Stop/Go boards will be in operation to manage traffic.

It will not be possible for buses and taxis to stop within the working area during these hours. Bus services will use the park & ride stop at Marks & Spencer during these works.   



King Street two-way

July 19, 2011

King Street will reopen to two-way traffic during Thursday 21 July.

Thank you for your patience during the one-way closure.

On Wednesday 20 July, the new signals at the junction of Queen Street with King Street will be switched on.

The Esplanade signalised junction will also be switched on during Wednesday 20 July.

The Jubilee Retail Park junction will be switched on next week.


2-way lights

July 4, 2011

There will be temporary two-way traffic lights on The Esplanade tomorrow, Tuesday 5 July, between 9.30am and 4pm.

This is so that drainage work at the pedestrian crossing near Enzo’s can be finished.

The work should take one day. If traffic is particularly heavy, the lights will be taken off and the work will resume on Wednesday.

Iconic shelters for seafront

June 21, 2011

New bus shelter on seafront (large version)

The seven old, brown bus shelters at The King’s Statue are being replaced with modern, stylish, sailing-inspired shelters.

As part of the £4.75m Weymouth Showcase element of the transport package, the new shelters will also have real time information displays for passengers to see exactly when the next bus is due.

Three shelters on the beach side of The Esplanade have been installed so far and the remaining four will be installed on the shop side of The Esplanade in July, after the bus stop improvement work in the area has been completed.

The glass for the shelters will be fitted once the final surfacing of the road has been laid, and the real time information displays will be operational later this year.

Read the press release.

Reminder – King Street surfacing

June 17, 2011

King Street closure (large version)

Night work to surface King Street will start on Tuesday 21 June and take five nights.

This means that King Streetwill be closed between 6.30pm and midnight on:

  • Tuesday 21 June
  • Wednesday 22 June
  • Thursday 23 June
  • Friday 24 June
  • Monday 27 June

Residents of Upway Street will be able to access their properties from the Kings junction end of King Street, and the Esso petrol station will be open for business as usual with access from Kings junction.

There will also be two-way signals on The Esplanade during the work so that the surfacing will link in with the Jubilee Clock junction.

Did you know?

May 31, 2011

The reason that trenches on the esplanade have been surfaced in black is because the borough council is planning to ‘slurry seal’ (surfacing material) the area.

This will cover over the black material that has been used for the transport package works.

Kings Statue update

May 18, 2011

Work to install Puffin Crossing (large version)

Work has now started on the pedestrian crossing opposite the old Tourist Information Centre, which is being upgraded to a Puffin Crossing.

The pavements are also being built out so that there is less distance to cross and the barriers will be removed, so the crossing is in keeping with the other new crossings on The Esplanade.

It will take around four weeks to complete the crossing, during which time pedestrians will be directed to the crossing near The Criterion restaurant.

Work will start on the second half of the bus stops – on the shop side of The Esplanade – on Monday 13 June.

The King’s Statue area is currently programmed to be resurfaced the week starting Monday 18 July.

Esplanade work

April 18, 2011

There will be some delays on The Esplanade on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Two-way temporary lights will be in use for a few hours after peak traffic tomorrow while preparation work is carried out for Wednesday.

On Wednesday, stop/go boards will be in use during the day while detection equipment is installed for the new junction by the Jubilee Clock.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

Surfacing work

March 31, 2011

Two-way temporary traffic signals will be in place on The Esplanade on:

  • Friday 1 April
  • Saturday 2 April

Three-way lights will be in use on:

  • Monday 4 April
  • Tuesday 5 April

This is so that the surfacing can be laid for the new Esplanade junction. This will be weather dependent.

Three-way lights will be needed on Monday and Tuesday as King Street will be two-way between the seafront and the Esso garage to allow access during the Wessex Water closure at the opposite end.

Bus stop improvements

March 21, 2011

New bus stop layout (large version)

Work will start on Monday 28 March to reorganise and improve the bus stops in the area of King George III Statue.

Improvement work includes: 

  • Building out pavements to create more space
  • Installing raised kerbs along full length of bus stop markings to ensure ease of access onto buses
  • Pedestrian crossing width reduced to make crossing easier
  • Removing some of existing kerb to ensure buses can pull into stop without obstructing traffic
  • Installing seven new modern bus shelters
  • Preparing electricity connections for real time information displays

It will take around ten weeks to complete the work. Bus stops on the beach side of the statue will be improved first and work will then switch to the shop side.

Read the press release.