The road to Chesil Beach from West Bexington will be closed for a month for £180,000 'sewer rehabilitation' work. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses and customers to those businesses.

Beach Road will be closed in its entirety and Swyre Road will be closed from its junction with Beach Road and Two Wings, a distance of approximately 435 metres. 

This is so Wessex Water can carry out work on more than 800 metres of sewers which are being relined within West Bexington as part of a drive to reduce the discharge of untreated stormwater on Chesil Beach.

It will be done using ‘no-dig’ techniques, which Wessex Water says are quicker and less intrusive than replacing the pipe in a conventional manner.

A length of Swyre Road, to the junction with Beach Road, in the village will be closed to through traffic between Monday, February 26 and Friday, March 8, with Beach Road closed from the junction with Swyre Road from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15.

Relining work will also be taking place at the public toilets near the beach between Monday, March 4 and Friday, March 8.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The closure area is in redThe closure area is in red (Image: Dorset Council)

For further information about the work and access arrangements, call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600.

To discuss the closure order, contact Dorset Council on 01305 221020.

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