Beaminster Tunnel update
I have been continuing discussions with the highways team at DCC. I have called for maximum work time spent on all aspects – whether this on the slopes, the ends of the tunnel, road surfacing, drainage – all daylight hours and 7 days a week, and night time working if possible.
As the progress continues, the teams need to continually assess the way to open the road/tunnel to one lane traffic with traffic lights, so that cars might at least be able to travel through earlier than when the whole works have finished.
There are different teams of engineers being used, depending on the task – if all are coordinated to look at working in such a way to get the road opened in even a limited form, that needs to be done, to get the Tunnel road opened as early as possible.
I am continually challenging the highways team to look at ways to speed up any of the operations – if you have any suggestions, please let me know so I can put them to the officers.