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B3157 Weymouth to Bridport road
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:42:41 AM »
Has anyone else noticed the road signs for Bridport have changed?

Instead of the 16 mile journey from Chickerell to Bridport along the B3157 you are directed from Chickerell to Weymouth, then upto Dorchester and along the A35, a 24 mile journey!

A new sign opposite the Marquis of Granby says Bridport is 24 Miles via the A354 & A35. The sign that used to be there said 18 miles via the B3157!

Surely this will add to the congestion Dorchester Road?
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Re: B3157 Weymouth to Bridport road
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 11:03:32 PM »
I bet the residents of Abbotsbury will appreciate it.
Probably something to do with keeping lorries away from that bad coner in Abbotsbury.
Then again it might be to do with clogging up Dorchester Road even more get sympathy for the relief road.
Once the Dorchester by-pass was complete, the Weymouth sign at Winerbourne Abbas, sending traffic through Upwey or Portisham, was taken down so that everything came down Ridgeway.
Portland traffic should be sent from the Chafey's Lake roundabout, via the new Link Road to keep it away from Boot Hill in my opinion.
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Re: B3157 Weymouth to Bridport road
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 01:56:26 PM »
It might keep lorries away from the corner in Abbotsbury but it sends them up/down the Ridgeway, and recently it seems to be all to common for them to get stuck under the bridge, surely there should be more signs warning drivers about the bridge because at the moment lorry drivers don't appear to pay much attention to them. If they can't get to Weymouth they should send a smaller lorry!
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Re: B3157 Weymouth to Bridport road
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 02:01:59 PM »
I see from the local press that the speed limit is to be dropped due to safety. Perhaps this is why all traffic using this route is sent via Dorchester.