Up to 40 temporary car parking spaces will be re-opening by the end of the month at the North Quay site.
Local residents and businesses to benefit
Cllr Jeff Cant, Leader of the Council and Briefholder for Assets and Infrastructure said: “We are pleased that local residents and businesses will be able to benefit from the re-opening of some spaces at the site. We expect the car park to re-open very soon after the large stones blocking the entrance are removed. All we need to do then is install a new parking meter machine and tariff board, which we have already purchased. We expect this to cost the council very little. Only the installation of a parking meter machine – which we already own.”
Current works underway in area
Traffic Control Works conducted by Highway Dorset County Council are currently underway and due to finish on 27 October. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council need these works to complete first. This is because pedestrians are currently being routed through the car park to avoid the works. Dorset County Council will then remove the large stones once their works complete and they vacate the site.
Key part of the town
Cllr Colin Huckle, Briefholder for Transport and Infrastructure said: “We are very happy to re-open these spaces in a key part of the town. We are continuing to look at the future of the North Quay site.”
Please note: these spaces are situated to the left of the building. The space behind the building will remain closed in order to keep the site secure.
The car park was originally closed due to the expected completion on the North Quay site earlier in the Summer.